Our Philosophy

At The HUB Cultural Center, we work to transform the dynamics that alienate, disempower, degrade, and destroy. We foster connection and meaningful conversation to build community within and between cultures, and across different worldviews. This kind of community-building is a reflective and creative process, sometimes challenging and provocative, other times healing, and often inspirational. And sometimes it is transformative, as students experience change that enacts a more inclusive, vital, and just society.  

We are Whole People.

At the HUB we seek to understand ourselves as individuals by exploring the diverse variables and life circumstances that make us who we are. We bring this self-awareness to light so we can share ourselves with each other and in doing so, learn to engage and respect each other’s experiences, insights and humanity. This is how we learn to engage our differences consciously and with compassion and emotional maturity. And the lessons we learn here help us to heal, grow, and create a culture of connection and community. They also deepen our understanding of how the dynamics of race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and other differences impact our lives in profound ways.

Some key questions that we explore in the HUB and through our programs include:

  • How can we consciously create a space that includes everybody?
  • What kinds of tools and practices can we teach, learn, and share to contribute to each person’s well-being and vitality?
  • How can we create a community and culture where social justice is a priority, where we work together to empower each other?
  • In short, how do we enact inclusivity, vitality, and justice?

We are part of Whole Systems.

Asking these questions requires that we explore complex dynamics that contribute to conflict, disconnection, and suffering. These social problems include systemic forms of inequity and  discrimination based upon race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and other differences that intersect. By “systemic” we mean the interactions within a social system (family, community, institution, country, world) that impact 1) people’s physical, psychological, and cultural well-being; 2) people’s access to vital resources (clean water, air, food, as well as education, work, housing, art, medicine, and technology); and 3) the overall condition of our environments.

Come join us!