OUR MISSION AND VALUES
OUR MISSION: to provide resources and empower Queers and Trans Pacific Islanders and other minorities through various measures including community organizing, community care, civic engagement, and cultural stewardship.
Respect-Respect is one of the central concepts and core foundation of every Pacific Islanders culture and way of living. UTOPIA-Las Vegas believes that to build a sense of trust within our LGBTQI and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. The path to Leadership must always be initiated with the respect of understanding the needs and concerns of the community.
Love- Let Our Voices Echo. As Pacific Islanders, it is instilled in us to love one another regardless of gender, race, religion, and culture. Therefore, it is imperative for UTOPIA-Las Vegas to lead by letting the voices of the community be heard. We also aim to always reassure and guide the organization by believing that everyone is worthy of honor and respect.
Humanity must always be central in every decision making of the organization because it defines and unites us as equals. We believe that to build a positive future for our community, we must allow our LGBTQI community to feel safe and support them in living their truth.
“UA FUIFUI FAATASI AE VAO ESEESE” “We are from different parts of the forest but connected in one cause – Samoan Proverb.