We will LEARN
We accept that change does not happen overnight. It is a slow, often uncomfortable, process and the mistakes we make are an essential, if sometimes painful, part of our learning. We are all actively operating within and unlearning different systems of oppression — including but not limited to white supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia and ableism. We understand that this is an ongoing process, and often has to be re-learnt by even the most experienced social justice advocates.
- We are responsible for educating ourselves and do not ask members of marginalized groups to teach us. When someone steps in to offer education, we recognize the labor and we listen.
- We will use our community resources to learn, teach, and grow our understanding.
- We recognize that change is uncomfortable, and that we all make mistakes. Each of us has opportunities to make progress through our discomfort and our willingness to learn from our mistakes. Coalitions take time and mutual respect to build.