Our Principles and Values

Principles and Values


1: WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE

We believe in the escalating use of nonviolent civil disobedience in order to create a world fit for generations to come.


2: WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY

To achieve system change, a significant percentage of the population will need to be mobilized. There is speculation that this percentage is around 3.5%. In Santa Cruz County, that is approximately 9000 people.


3: WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE

It is imperative that we create a culture that is healthy, resilient and adaptable.


4: WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND OUR TOXIC SYSTEM

As our movement grows, leaving our comfort zones will become more and more necessary.


5: WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING

We are not going to be perfect, but it important that we can learn from our imperfections.


6: WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE

This will involve working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.


7: WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER

We believe in breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.


8: WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING

We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.


9: WE ARE A NONVIOLENT NETWORK

Using non-violent strategy and tactics is the most effective way to bring about change.


10: WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALIZATION

We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.

 

Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz responds to the coronavirus crisis.

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