Reflective Practice: Generous interrogation of the multiple movements of power in a community and place, and one’s personal and professional relationship to that movement of power.
Key to this pathway is a power analysis at the levels: Person / Role / System
Unlearning: Commitment to believing “What if it’s true?” when we experience something that does not resonate with our own understanding of the world regarding race, gender, sexuality, and ability. We advocate a four-pronged approach to unlearning, which includes: Believing, Identifying, Source, Ideology. Unlearning uproots faulty learnings and allows space for re-learning, new learning, and growth.
Wisdom at the Margins
Wisdom at the Margins: Core to our work is the belief that those most impacted by disparity offer invaluable wisdom and insight to expand our understanding of how to engage with difficult social issues. Their lived experience and “frontlines” knowledge reveal nuances that may benefit institutional leaders and policy-makers interested in ethical civic engagement. Our practice positions community members and organizers as key partners and trainers to reimagine equitable civic engagement.