Our Philosophy page lists acquired phrases that we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission.
We added phrases on Community, Care, Love, Disability Justice, Interdependence, and Belonging from Dr. Sami Schalk, “Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope“, “Center Disability Justice in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts“, “You Are Not Entitled To Our Deaths: COVID, Abled Supremacy & Interdependence“, “ubuntu as praxis“, and “Unbelonging“.
We can start building more accessible, care-centered communities now. We can combat ableism now. We can lay the groundwork for a world that works better for all of us.DR. SAMI SCHALK ON TWITTER
To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope * bell hooks Books
The moment has come to advance and recognize the promise of disability justice.
Together, we can meet the moment, center individuals who are most impacted, and rebuild as a more just nation if we see disability as part of the continuing struggle for our full civil rights and liberties. We recognize that there is no justice that neglects disability.Center Disability Justice in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
Interdependence acknowledges that our survival is bound up together, that we are interconnected and what you do impacts others. Interdependence is the only way out of most of the most pressing issues we face today. If we do not understand that we are interdependent with the planet we as a species will not survive.You Are Not Entitled To Our Deaths: COVID, Abled Supremacy & Interdependence | Leaving Evidence
“Disabled people live at the intersection of all systems of oppression and social justice issues. There isn’t one issue or one intersection where you will not find disabled individuals advocating for or experiencing the effects of those issues.” — Daphne Frias, youth activist, organizer, storyteller, and peacebuilder.Center Disability Justice in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
If the philanthropic sector is to advance social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, then we must recognize that disability is a key element in our work.Center Disability Justice in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
There is no justice that neglects disability.
Achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion means putting disability justice in every policy discussion and making it part of the continuing struggle for civil rights.Center Disability Justice in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
I feel that that the fundamental property of humanness is to fill those spaces where humanity has been abandoned with love.
Those who would change the system have to begin with love, and with the vision to build geographies of care built from that love.ubuntu as praxis – Charles write here
The spaces where we belong do not exist. We build them with radical love and revolutionary liberation.Gayatri Sethi, Unbelonging
The place where we belong does not exist. We will build it.James Baldwin via Gayatri Sethi in Unbelonging