WeGovern (we-govern.org) a foundational set of agreements to guide how we make decisions that impact all of us.
It is a bold re-imagining and reclaiming of governance, inspired by a rich history of Indigenous practices rooted in care for land, natural resources, community, and collective well-being. It is a starting place for building communities—and a world—rooted in mutual care.
Practicing what is possible
Governance practice is an extension of Resonance’s worldbuilding: a world beyond violence calls for a system of governance rooted in mutual care, that honors our interdependence, and makes it possible for all beings to thrive.
Written by leaders, healers, artists, and storytellers across the U.S., most of whom are queer, transgender, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, WeGovern launched just before the election in 2020, and has grown into a constellation of people committed to liberatory governance.
At its heart is the WeGovern Learning Community: a group of organizations, tribes, networks, and teams, who are re-imagining what governance beyond dominant power structures can look and feel like, by putting it into practice.
WeGovern Learning Community partners are connected to people and place across movement. They are embodying the practice of mutual care—across geography and issue—and contributing to a collective re-imagining of what is possible with a shared commitment to collective governance.
For a window into WeGovern, check out these stories on The Reverb: