To regenerate communities by releasing our attachment to sexual and interpersonal violence.
To address individual and communal trauma wounds through transformative education, a diversity of healing encounters, and community accountability strategies.
To recognize, reckon with, and deconstruct the ways that rape culture has affected how we perceive ourselves, develop toxic patterns within interpersonal relationships, and influence our communities.
To remember and recover the resources that exist within us and our communities to heal from violence and a culture of rape. To replace learned harmful habits of mind that perpetuate rape culture and an imbalance of power, with humanizing approaches to healing and restitution.
To make accessible healing strategies and effective accountability structures at the grassroots level that lead communities towards a culture of shared power, consent, and compassion.
RooT currently addresses abusive dynamics by:
Offering initiatives for survivors to engage in a variety of healing encounters.
Offering healing opportunities for those who have caused harm to shift learned attitudes that enable and perpetuate abusive behavior.
Offering transformative education programs to communities on understanding the effects of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse.
Creating a structured space for accountability to take place through a transformative justice (TJ) approach.