Justice and Equity
- Housing as a Human Right. Development without Displacement. Fair and Equal Access to Resources and Opportunities.
- Right to self-determination, community control, and collective ownership to build vibrant, safe, healthy, and equitable neighborhoods.
- Combating patriarchy, racism and anti-blackness, classism, ageism, transphobia and homophobia, ableism, imperialism, environmental racism, and organizing across these and other oppressive systems.
- Grounded in our cultural roots, celebrate, learn from, and hold ourselves accountable to legacies of resistance and resilience – including that of Coast Salish indigenous peoples.
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors—we borrow it from our children.” – Chief Seattle/siʔaɫ
- Power in organizing as an intergenerational community and respecting the voices of elders and youth.
- Prioritize, empower and develop sustainable leadership and leadership development of most impacted and marginalized voices
- Community-based solutions
- Shared responsibility in establishing and maintaining accountability and integrity of the CID Coalition
- Accessibility, including language and cultural competency
Accountable Love Ethic
“Serve community with patience, grace and love.” – bell hooks
- Trust built on relationships and genuine connections
- Practice compassion and social generosity: strive towards reconciliation, no disposability, assume good intentions, respect diverse perspectives.
- Practice direct communication and welcome conflict
- Practice self care and community care
“We are the ones we have been waiting for.” – June Jordan
- Anything is Possible
- Empowerment through art, creativity, and cultural sharing
- Celebrate multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion
- Invest in creative, accountable solutions
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