About our Commitments
 The Promotoras CHW’s are a team of Latine and Indigenous women who provide trusted, culturally relevant health services to their own community through our clinic and wellness workshops as massage therapists, nurse practitioners, somatic therapists, artists, activists and herbalists.
Why are these commitments necessary?
How should our commitments be practiced?
We may encounter and or perpetuate harm in our communities. Although we aim to be rooted in love, all of us are vulnerable to reproducing the oppressive systems that we are trying to overcome. Therefore, these commitments are to be used as ongoing reminders of a shared responsibility to uphold an approach of compassion and connection in our communities. They may be used to enact necessary boundaries and to thoughtfully intervene when harm happens. People in our team may approach you, in a humanizing and honest way, to guide you back to these commitments. We see their practice as a pathway to mend, change, and cultivate accountable relationship building. After all, “todos somos medicina y nos sanamos la una a la otra” [we are all medicine and we can heal one another]. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to: Jocelyn Boreta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Systemic racism is a form of racism that is embedded in the laws and regulations of a society or an organization.
 Classism refers to discrimination against an individual or a group on the basis of social class
 Oppression is the systematic subjugation of one social group by a more powerful social group for the social, economic, and
political benefit of the more powerful social group.
 Liberation is freedom from oppression
 Resource: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/healthequity/index.htm
 Resource: http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/genocides-and-conflicts/american-indian
 Resource: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
 Resource: https://womxnscenter.uci.edu/why-womxn-with-a-x/
 Acronym for Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color
 Resource: http://www.self-determination.com/index.php/self-determination