Guiding Principles

  • We are proud to be a Black-led, multiracial organization, and work to keep people of color in the majority of our steering committee.

  • We prioritize the voices, views, and needs of Black, and other people of color within our organization and in the community. We feature Black authors, artists, academics, and other special guests of color at our events.

  • We believe in transformation. We strive to dismantle oppression in order to achieve racial justice.

  • We invite White people to challenge White supremacy — both personal and institutional. White steering committee members and volunteers are charged with engaging other White folks in this work.

  • We stand with all marginalized and oppressed communities including but not limited to LGBTQ+, Muslims, immigrants of all statuses, the disabled, and mentally ill. We make ourselves available for support and rapid response to social injustice.

  • We celebrate diversity and push for inclusion, equity, and justice in all dimensions of society and human experience.