We are a collective of people of color coming together to organize by building lasting relationships and expanding networks in the greater Four Corners region and locally in so-called Utah (occupied Diné, Goshute, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute territories).
We strongly urge the unity and solidarity between Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian and Migrant bodies against the common enemy that is white supremacy. Yet, we recognize that our lived experiences and the ways we are targeted by systemic oppression are not the same, so our commitment lies in understanding and supporting each other across those differences.
Our analysis and actions are grounded in anti-colonial and anti-capitalist practices, all of which reflect an understanding of what Kimberlé Crenshaw coined intersectionality. Our identities and the systems within which we exist overlap (rather than exist in a vacuum), and this interconnectedness defines how we each experience varying levels of oppression in the world.
Our struggle is in direct opposition to the capitalist system that thrives off the theft of lands and resources, the genocide of indigenous nations, the exploitation of migrants and refugees, the marginalization and incarceration of communities of color, the enslavement of black bodies and the unceasing brutality and murder of black people rooted in the most insidious and vicious aspects of anti-black racism.
This system is a constant threat to our communities, and an all-out war on Mother Earth. These are times for us to fight back, while also reflecting on the real history of this country. On Turtle Island, with every step we take, we are walking on stolen indigenous lands, and it is on us to honor the nations still fighting for their sovereignty.
This is an autonomous collective, in that, we believe in our inherent power to govern and organize ourselves with integrity, respect, and mutual aid. We are committed to genuine solidarity, in the ways we continue to show up for marginalized communities and those living on the front lines of struggle.
We come together to honor our ancestral knowledge and wisdom, and to heal not only the trauma that has been passed down through our blood, flesh and bones, but also the wounds of our daily survival. This personal and collective healing is crucial for communities of color to thrive in the heart of a death culture that would have us disappear.
This space is not tolerant to any forms of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and ableism. We will strongly call out and hold folks accountable for any oppressive behavior. In that, we acknowledge that we must start by confronting and dismantling these oppressions within ourselves, and that this is a constant work in progress.