Operating in a racial-capitalist system, is there any source of funding that could be considered sufficiently ethical to resource anti-oppression work?
Building Systemic Justice reflects on what it takes to build a different kind of organisation: one that lives its values of anti-oppression, justice, and intersectionality. Read more about Systemic Justice here.
Sometimes optimism can seem like a radical act. Or, worse, naïve. With the enormous challenges facing us, and an awareness of how power structures are stacked against us, it can be hard to imagine a different reality. The glass feels less than half full. If we cannot be everything to everyone, should we do anything at all?
With Systemic Justice, we want to do things differently. Instead of focusing on systems and processes, we are starting from our values and asking what realising them in practice means for every aspect of our work.
Building an initiative that can meet communities where they are seems to make sense. But: does it? Why would we want to create a new initiative to work inside the very system that is failing communities at such a massive scale?