Forming Formed: 2010 Established: 2010
This page last updated:12/11/2011
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This group is non-residential, in the planning stage. We are currently saving money to purchase land in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
We are working right now to formulate our bylaws and business plan. Below is the current Statement of Purpose and Statement of Values. This is just the rough draft -- Feel free to comment! I'd love to have input on how other are or have dealt with these issues.
Statement of Purpose
The primary purpose of Kwei Yagola is to exist as a community which will provide a stable living environment for its people, unto the seventh generation. Kwei Yogola is a self sustaining village which is founded on the principles of "seven-generation" resource management, egalitarianism, self-sufficiency, cooperation, and the appreciation of humanity in all of its wonderful diversity. Everyone who lives at Kwei Yogola will be expected to work for the common good, balance the needs of the current generation against the needs of the seventh generation, protect the minority from the power of the majority, and to put these principles above individual personalities.
Statement of Values
The community is enriched by the strengths of its people. Though they must all work for the common good, each individual has the right to serve the community through their strengths, and all share the onerous tasks that no one favors. The most important members of our community are our children; all children are nurtured, taught to think critically, disciplined and educated as one, and each child will be encouraged to find and explore her or his own strengths. As far as the community is considered a State, there shall be a strict separation of church and State. Each individual has the right to spiritual and religious expression, but no one shall be forced to accept any religious dogma. Each individuals will love who and how and how many partners they prefer. Each individual has a right to the free expression of their thoughts and emotions though speech, essay and works of art, but no one has the right to inflict harm or defame other community members through their expression. An individual whose actions are judged to pervert the principles and values of Kwei Yagola shall be forced to leave the community.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:12/11/2011
Visitors Not Accepted
Visitor Process: We are still in the planning stage; come on by for coffee or such if you're in the area. Feel free to email.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(We are still in the planning stage -- we do not yet have a property.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(communally owned property, tools, livestock)
Land and Buildings
(We are still looking at property. We are considering urban farming in Detroit or a more remote property in the U.P.)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
Common Spiritual Practices:
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