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Mission & Points of Unity


The mission of Change U is to provide participants with the necessary analysis and skills to participate in transformational change that moves beyond individual activism to collective liberation.

Points of Unity

We believe in grassroots, participatory democracy as a group and will use consensus as a model for both learning and decision-making.

We are opposed to oppression in all its forms: racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia/biphobia/transphobia, religious intolerance, etc.

We are opposed to violence, both personal and institutional.
We believe that the current economic system does not serve the interests of the majority of people and that economic justice must be part of all of our social justice work for the future.

We believe in ecological integrity, environmental justice and the urgent need for humanity to prevent catastrophe from global warming.

We are committed to creating more dialogue and collaboration between social justice sectors and practicing the intersectionality of all social justice efforts in West Michigan.

We are committed to understanding how state, national and international policies impact the social justice work being done at the local level.

We are committed to the transformation of relationships with one another.

We are committed to systemic change.