This toolkit offers an opportunity to explore avenues to resourcing movements outside of grant funding which can create a healthier distance from institutional philanthropy and push the work of African, Afrodescendent and Black social movements into greater freedom and fewer restrictions.
Drawing on the wisdom of four case studies, and an in depth analysis of capitalism, meritocracy and trust and risk as a foundational principles of wealth redistribution, it explores how communities can, do and have pooled funds to sustain essential community work locally, regionally and transnationally.
We at Decolonising Economics have long been dreaming of research on liberatory economic practices that exist within Black and People of Colour communities in the UK, and were beyond elated by the release of this crucial toolkit.
Solidarity Economics has a long history and legacy in communities of colour, yet the hegemony of orthodox mainstream economics has obscured these vital and pluralistic approaches to economics. This toolkit highlights Black led economic thought and concrete practice that rarely gets platformed in economic innovation.
We’re excited to be able to host the toolkit on Decolonising Economics’ website, as a vital resource for building a discourse around pluralistic approaches to economics and the value of African economic thought and practice.
Want to learn more about THE RESOURCING YOUR COMMUNITY toolkit?
You are invited to join a conversation between Decolonising Economics and Zahra Dalilah, author of Resourcing Your Community: How to sustain social movements through community provisioning.
When: Thursday 20th October, 6-7pm (online).