Our mission is to eliminate racism, racial inequality, and structural violence.
Structural violence refers to systematic ways in which social structures harm or otherwise disadvantage individuals. Our planet has been devastated by a pandemic of structural violence -physically, mentally, and spiritually. Institutionalized adultism, ageism, classism, elitism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, speciesism, racism, and sexism are just some examples of structural violence. Structural violence is a high cause of premature death and unnecessary disability, and because structural violence affects people differently in various social structures it is linked to social injustice. Structural violence and direct violence are highly interdependent, including family violence, gender violence, hate crimes, racial violence, police violence, state violence, terrorism, and war. Violence is a public health issue and structural violence is a worldwide health crisis for all people. We are dedicated to addressing this violence and healing the subsequent intergenerational trauma that affects the entire planet. Intergenerational trauma is the transmission of historical oppression and its negative consequences across generations. Intergenerational maladaptive behaviors, which originated as survival strategies, are the results of centuries of genocide and forced migration/enslavement, followed by systemic and structural violence, racism, and oppression, including lynching, Jim Crow laws, and unwarranted mass incarceration. Children whose parents suffer from intergenerational trauma are often indoctrinated into the same behaviors, long after the behaviors have lost their contextual effectiveness. The healing of all communities from the intergenerational trauma that they suffer from is paramount for the future progress of the planet.