Learn more about what we stand for as an organization, and where we want to go.
We believe that healing is the pathway to justice. We believe that a just and healed world will only be possible through a collective sense of interdependence, the nurturing of our imaginative spirits, and bold, sustained action. Learn more about our mission, vision, and the principles that fuel our commitment to racial justice and healing.
Brown Hope was born on March 16th, 2018 from a deep sense of urgency to overcome the vicious cycle of wounding caused by historical and ongoing racial trauma.
Brown Hope responds to racial injustice through healing justice. Our theory of change uses a healing justice framework to address the cycles of harm perpetuated by historic and ongoing racial trauma, and outlines our dream for collective healing.
At the foundation of Brown Hope are the 12 Principles of Hope. Together, these principles inspire ours hearts, minds, and voices to embrace abundance, promote solidarity, and nurture a world of healing and justice.
In Brown Hope’s attempts to center Indigenous peoples, we recognize and uplift their fights and struggles in Portland and beyond.