Who We Are

Values

At Tripod we strive to put our values into practice and support others to do the same.

ABOUT US

How we want to be in the world

Social and Ecological Justice

We recognise that marginalised groups are least responsible for social and ecological threats, but are currently the most impacted by them. To create meaningful change we must tackle the root causes of systemic injustice: capitalism & colonialism. We must transform relationships of power, create equitable access to resources, prioritise the needs of humans and other species over profits, and look after the planet that we, other species, and future generations depend on. 

Self-Determination & Direct Action

We are committed to building power from the ‘bottom up’ and believe that systemic change happens through collective direct action: working together to change our circumstances, have control over our lives, build alternatives and liberate ourselves, our communities and our environment from injustice. 

Collective Liberation 

We interrogate how power and privilege operate in ourselves, our groups and wider society. We work to proactively challenge the power dynamics, circumstances and practices that fuel oppression at different levels. Oppression plays out through structures and institutions as well as through our beliefs, attitudes and actions and is perpetuated too often in our groups and movements, excluding those most impacted by unjust systems. We strive to recognise and challenge all oppressions, on the basis of race, sex, gender, class, disability, age, sexuality, faith and more.

Intersectional Solidarity & Collaboration 

We acknowledge that people’s individual experiences of injustice are affected by intersecting and mutually reinforcing systems of oppression (such as racism, sexism, classism) and place none above the other in terms of importance or harm. We know we must build resilient networks of mutual aid and solidarity that connect different struggles and build new social relations that allow us to support one other. 

Collective Care 

We believe sustainable change requires attentive care of self, others and communities, as well as building systemic care infrastructure to meet everyone’s needs  —  e.g. housing and healthcare. This means envisioning and practicing alternative ways of working, living, relating and being, prefiguring this in our organising approaches.