The BIPOC Project
We use the term BIPOC to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black (African Americans) people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context. We unapologetically focus on and center relationships among BIPOC folks.
The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice.
- Decolonize Stories – Seek, learn, share and affirm the distinct histories of BIPOC communities; and unlearn dominant narratives
- Develop a Power Analysis – Consider how each BIPOC community is differently situated in the racial hierarchy and differently affected by issues
- Uplift Native and Black Humanity – Honor the legacies of Native and Black resistance to colonization and white supremacy; and actively examine how disparities and injustices uniquely affect Native and Black communities
- Organize Your People – ‘Call in’ your communities to deeper understanding and empathy for all BIPOC communities with love and compassion
- Build Intergroup Connections and Relationships – Build just relationships; and invest in one another’s liberation
- Commit to Personal and Collective Healing – Practice both individual and community care; acknowledge ruptures and invite connection; and center healing and transformative justice