About CPC

Vision

Collective liberation. La liberación del pueblo.

Mission

Igniting collective power. Transforming systems of oppression. Healing in community.

Strategies and Values

CPC’s work is rooted in popular education and combines 3 strategies:

  1. Create intersectional spaces for healing.
  2. Build skills and structural analysis to lead and sustain movements for collective liberation.
  3. Support and lead collective action.

Racial equity, language justice, and cultural organizing are at the heart of each of our strategies.

 

Here are some of the values that provide a foundation for each of our strategies.

1. Create intersectional spaces for healing.

  • We welcome multiple healing practices from our communities.
  • We believe in reclaiming, preserving, and passing on the cultural legacies of our ancestors.
  • We believe that our healing practices must include a deep analysis of racism, internalized oppression and internalized superiority, and all of the systems that oppress us.
  • We believe that our collective healing work is a necessary, continuous practice that requires our patience, authenticity, and courage.

2. Build skills and structural analysis to lead and sustain movements for collective liberation.

  • We draw on our wisdom, the wisdom of our communities and movements, and the wisdom of those who have come before us.
  • Structures of oppression are intentional, and transforming these structures requires resources, heart, and resilience.
  • We believe building collective analysis peels away layers to expose systems of oppression.

3. Support and lead collective action.

  • We take actions that target systems of oppression.
  • We believe that when actions are defined guided and led by the people most affected by oppression, we have the power to transform our communities.