LIBERATE YOUR DOLLARS: A MOVEMENT + DREAM

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A WORD ON THE LYD MOVEMENT

We first uttered the phrase "Liberate Your Dollars" when we as a collective decided to move over half of our resources into our Buy Back the Block initiative. This movement occurred on a full moon, and the cyclical flow that was generated from this investment into a dope community project was pure *magic*.

We wanted to continue transmuting the greed, guilt, + fear of capitalism + white supremacy, so we began to collab with jusCULTURE + The Polymart on a workshop series addressing the racial wealth gap + scarcity mindsets. We also developed a 6 week cohort for white bodies interested in divesting from systems of harm and disarming themselves of whiteness, in order to show up in solidarity as we generate more cooperative economies collectively. 

THE IMPACT OF LYD

The framework of our Liberate Your Dollars cohort for white bodies emerged from a group of 5 individuals interested in looking at wealth + resource redistribution as a psychospiritual practice.From our wild, experimental pilot cohort alone, we have collectively liberated around $4.7 million from big banks, stocks, + bonds, and directed that wealth into community trusts and liberation work.