weaving our values & practices
Values & Practices is a collectively sourced, living and breathing set of agreements. It invites those of us who gather through the Center to ground ourselves within visions for autonomous and liberated communities.
Our Values & Practices were produced through a Zoom workshop and a phone call in February 2022 that gathered the Center’s inaugural team of Weavers: Denise Shanté Brown, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lizania Cruz, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Katie Giritlian, Bomin Jeon, Georgia McCandlish, and Malcolm Peacock, in collaboration with facilitators, Kimi Hanauer and Luz Orozco. The workshop was designed to center lived experiences as case studies through which a collective political framework may emerge. Values & Practices is meant to be drafted and redrafted every year of the Center’s life, with contributions and insights from folks who are part of the Center’s community.
The first iteration of Values & Practices will be published as a newspaper and distributed at the SF Art Book Fair this July as well as online in collaboration with March Journal.
︎download a PDF workshop plan and reflection guide to facilitate your own Values & Practices workshop.
1. a table with markers, yellow pages with workshop plans, pink flowers, lolipops, cookies and other art-making materials. on top of the image in small white letters over black bars it says, “snacks & flowers & markers & poems & tarot” and “workshop ready” with a smiling heart emoji.
2. a Zoom screen appears on a pink and red gradient background with the Center’s inaugural team of Weavers smiling and holding up peace signs with their fingers. some zoom screens have been photoshoped to only show flowers or leaves.