Racial Equity, Black Love
Black Love is a Black autonomous space. As Black people we need places in which we can gather and be free from the mainstream stereotypes and marginalization that permeate every other societal space we occupy. We need spaces where we can be our full authentic selves without white people’s judgment and insecurity muzzling that expression. We need spaces where we can simply be—where we can get off the treadmill of making white people comfortable and finally realize just how tired we are.
InterCAMBIO is an opportunity for adults and youth to gather and share personal stories in a cultural language exchange between English and Spanish speakers. During the six-week series, we will cover self, history & race, spirituality, food, sexuality & gender, and family & home.
InterCAMBIO, Jr. is a program for youth participants that focuses on literature written by BIPOC authors. It combines literacy and art to explore the same topics as the adults, in an age friendly manner as a way to encourage parents and children to have meaningful conversations.
CPC believes it’s essential to create multilingual spaces where everyone can participate in community organizing. CPC’s Language Justice Circle provides interpretation training through a social justice lens. LJC also provides gathering spaces for Spanish speakers, youth interpreters, and speakers of native languages to discuss language loss and reclamation, build relationships, and heal together.
History of Our Work
CPC opened its doors in 2000 to support grassroots groups working towards racial or economic justice—including African American, Latinx, Appalachian, Cherokee, Hmong, and multi-racial groups—with community organizing, leadership development, training, technical assistance, networking, coalition building, and micro-grants. CPC hosted annual gatherings for these organizations as an intentional effort to build bridges across race, cultural, and geographic lines. Working alongside community allowed CPC to shift its focus towards the priorities of community: language justice, racial equity, and popular education.