Principles & Practices

Our mission is to collaborate with organizations to create actionable core values with measurable outcomes that foster racial justice, equity, and accountability.

Moral Compass

Our Core Principles and Practices

Dismantling oppression and anti-Blackness

  • Prioritizing organizations and partners with public-facing racial justice or anti-racist values
  • Reduced cost services to working-class Black people, with an emphasis on African Americans
  • Reduced cost services to organizations led by Indigenous people and people of color focused on movement-building, environmental justice, or community organizing


Radical transparency

  • Salary transparency
  • Clear decision-making tree
  • Processes to establish information sharing
  • Commitment to kind inter-personal confrontation


Reparation, abolition, accountability 

  • Strategic planning acknowledges historical power imbalances and plans to redistribute power or resources
  • Internal processes for conflict resolution that start with the premise that we have all caused harm at some point
  • Impact statements a part of strategic planning


Re-envisioning work and power-sharing

  • Realistic work plans and timelines
  • Measuring process goals
  • Rotating leadership
  • People who are affected by decisions must be involved in decision-making


Collaborative creation  

  • Community is included in decision making
  • Partnership foster learning and shift perspectives
  • Partnerships begin with mutually established values and intent


Collective work and responsibility 

  • All projects start with information gathering, sharing, and transfer
  • Each project has opportunities for meaningful contributions
  • Cost-benefit analysis expand beyond the financial cost
  • Impact statements


Equitable and reparative compensation

  • Reduced cost programming and opportunity for people with intersecting oppressed or marginalized background, with an emphasis on African Americans
  • Additional compensation for those utilizing their lived experiences of oppression to inform their work


Radical Practical Application

  • Research pulls from resources outside of the academic-industrial complex to create content
  • Knowledge base centers the scholarship of marginalized and radicalized people
  • Generated knowledge is returned to the community, knowledge is developed into a recommendation, and saved for the communities future use

Theory of Change

Individual effectiveness
Policy changes and reparation
Upskilling DEI professionals and creating real opportunities to contribute beyond a professional swap