In October 2022, Nonhlanhla hosted a webinar with author of the Resourcing Your Community Toolkit, Zahra Dalilah, in conversation with Berlin-based Somali organiser Axmed Maxamed on community resourcing within the African diaspora.
They spoke about how their grandmothers had been using saving circles such as pardner and susu and the parallels between this and the mutual aid movement in the African diaspora currently.
We also talked about trust, community and self determination as a legacy of Black radical organising and how community resourcing takes us closer to this.
In December 2022, Nonhlanhla co-organised an event in partnership with UK based trans organisers on trans Community Resourcing.
The event sought to create a space for international solidarity economics exchange between Black American trans organisers and UK based trans community organisers in the UK.
Bringing together two powerhouses, Qween Jean and Ceyenne Doroshow, who recently utilised community resourcing to buy a trans-led community housing project in New York in a beautiful and insightful conversation with artist and community organiser Chloe Filani.
Together, they spoke about liberation work being about freeing yourself and others in order to determine your own destinies, the role of trans organisers in visioning and building what liberation can look like through care and love.
This event was filmed by Colleen Lee.
We’re so thankful for the generosity of our collaborators for sharing their expertise and practise with us, and to the people that attended the events.
Please consider investing in these community organisers to continue their amazing work, by donating to their fundraisers below and purchasing Qween Jean’s beautiful book.
Donate to We Exist’s Trans Healthcare Fund
Donate to Axmed’s mutual aid work by donating to their PayPal
Donate to G.L.I.T.S to support US trans organisers on the frontline
You can also buy Qween Jeans book ‘Revolution is Love: A Year of Black Trans Liberation’