Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
The Wilderness Guides Council is committed to wholeness, balance, equity and the full circle of life. We honor and value difficult and sometimes painful conversations. We celebrate. We swim in the mystery and work to stay in right relationship with one another.
Reflection & Incorporation
What is our role in helping colonial culture shift towards a life-honoring culture? As an organization, we are willing to look deep within, to let go of what no longer serves, to be in the unknown, and incorporate new gifts and learnings. As an organization deeply involved in rites of passage, it is the process of initiation and transformation that is valued.
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Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The WGC has set a strong intention to create an ever-widening circle of safety, and inclusion and to explore and include a social justice lens within Wilderness Rites of Passage.
We recognize the dynamics of privilege and oppression wherein people are systematically underrepresented, under supported, and harmed on cultural and institutional levels.
We seek to integrate skillful means, while creating space for learning, mistake making, and the profound and necessary work repairing harm.
We assert that absolute safety is neither attainable or even desirable — as a certain amount of discomfort promotes growth. Rather, relative safety means that each member of this community is worthy of being deeply listened to, and when there is harm we commit to reparations.
We intend to be a microcosm of openness and healing, creating a loving space for all voices, identities, and life-ways.
We seek to be a living, dynamic system; an ecology wherein all beings are valued and whose gifts can be brought fully into the community. We seek to offer learning and growth for our fellow guides in support of an ever-widening circle of transformation.