What does Collective Liberation look like?

IT BEGINS WITH HEALING

We cannot begin without naming the harm that has been and is being caused, dismantling the systems that allow that harm and beginning to heal together, first as Black, Indigenous and other People of Color. We aim to create spaces for this and for those most affected by harmful systems to begin to unravel and reform new systems, first for ourselves and then for the world.

FUGITIVITY IS THE APPROACH

We are not striving for partial liberation, or incremental gains, we will settle for nothing less than total liberation for ourselves as individuals and as a collective. We intend to achieve this through radical and audacious thought, rooted in historical practices Afro-Futuristism, our collective ancestral knowledge and thorough exchanges with other liberation minded groups and individuals. This will allow us to model new systems and ways of being in the world for others to duplicate and share in.

“Fugitivity is a term that has been used by Black theorists to describe the process of seeking and creating freedom within completely enslaving circumstances past and present.  I think of fugitivity as Harriet Tubman-ness, the process of seeking and prioritizing collective freedom. The shapeshifting evasion of capture by slave catchers, norms and institutions. The ways we find each other and free each other again and again.”

– Alexis Pauline Gumbs

RESOURCES WE NEED

We are raising $50MM to establish Dismantle Collective as a Black-led, POC-centered think tank focused on what our economy can and will look like when white supremacy has been dismantled.” To support a larger infrastructure we need to build to legitimize ourselves internally, and also support those in the collective that may need immediate support

We name and recognize all of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ancestors, thought leaders, creatives, and wisdom holders who have been imagining and co-creating this possibility for centuries. We need time, money, and resources to aggregate this wisdom and lead us into this new reality.

THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY, ISN’T IT?

Of the 20 most prominent think tanks, the median annual budget is $36M, some of which whose purpose is the perpetuation of and promotion of the very systems of white supremacy we are working against. We need to be as bold and louder than they are and we need your help.

What we will us it for:

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  • Whatever we need to get to liberation


Small donations are definitely helpful and appreciated, but large donors are what’s required to truly push this work forward in effective and meaningful ways. We call first on all the large companies, like Ben & Jerry’s and Nike, to put their money where their mouth is and support our efforts to create a world that is truly equitable, that is free from white supremacy and runs on an economy that is rooted on the ideals equity and climate justice rather than profit for shareholders.

Of the 20 most prominent think tanks, the median annual budget is $36M, some of which whose purpose is the perpetuation of and promotion of the very systems of white supremacy we are working against. We need to be as bold and louder than they are and we need your help.

What we will us it for:

  • Bullet One
  • Bullet Two
  • Bullet Three
  • Bullet four
  • Whatever we need to get to liberation


Small donations are definitely helpful and appreciated, but large donors are what’s required to truly push this work forward in effective and meaningful ways. We call first on all the large companies, like Ben & Jerry’s and Nike, to put their money where their mouth is and support our efforts to create a world that is truly equitable, that is free from white supremacy and runs on an economy that is rooted on the ideals equity and climate justice rather than profit for shareholders.

ARE YOU READY TO ROLL WITH US?

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