We acknowledge and embrace our unique experiences, including cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds. We strive to celebrate diversity in all forms and respect the full range of human individuality. Everyone is worthy of equal consideration and respect, even when we disagree. All voices have value, and our community thrives through empathetic dialogue and collaboration.
Community is at the core of what we do and we seek to preserve it through courageous vulnerability and solidarity. We acknowledge our collective power and remain unapologetic in our love for humanity as we create a diverse community grounded in shared experiences and authentic connections.
We are each privileged in various ways and, with this understanding, commit to unlearning dominant narratives, checking our privileges, and learning from our mistakes. We oppose sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism and other forms of prejudice. It is our responsibility to hold others and ourselves accountable to help each individual feel accepted, included, seen, heard, valued, and safe.
We believe we have a unique opportunity to make more sound decisions, whether it’s environmental, social, or economic. We commit to continuously trying to identify areas where we can reduce our impact and adopt environmentally friendly processes and perspectives. And we actively consider individuals and the environment in the choices we make as a community organization.
We invite connection and hold space for personal and collective healing through the practice of individual and community care. We also value friendship, laughter, beauty, and joy in all that we do.