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The BIPOC Community Council inspires, supports, and assists Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to create and thrive in intentional community (IC).

“Intentional communities” have many formations. They can be collectives, residential communities, healing spaces, etc, that embody the values determined from within their community, and often explore the intersection of land and housing justice, food and medicine, education, ecological stewardship, health and healing, spirituality, community governance, etc. IC’s explore alternative ways of living and relating to one another that are outside of the dominant individualist culture, and rather center relationships in a way that is context specific.

Our mission is to cultivate radically safe and inclusive communities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color by providing solidarity, support, and inspiration to those seeking to find or found communities, and to those already living in community.

Our community offers a container to share and learn on our forum and Facebook groups. We also offer financial support, legal help, and technical support.

Overall, we value BIPOC contributions towards collective liberation, healing, and community building, and are committed to combating anti-blackness and building racial justice within intentional communities. We seek to be guided first by wisdom, compassion, joy, pleasure, humility, respect, generosity, and gratitude, as opposed to the rigid structures of the external systems of the greater society.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in joining the BIPOC Intentional Community Council, visit the Council Members page.

Donate to the BIPOC Fund here.