Care & Repair
Money is like water; it’s a precious, life-giving resource. Money should be a tool of love that facilitates relationships and helps us thrive, rather than something that hurts and divides us. If we use it for sacred, life-giving, restorative purposes, it can be medicine.
~ Edgar Villanueva
A culture of care and repair in which all people have the resources they need to thrive. We take an active role in co-creating this vision by channeling our revenues to Indigenous and Black-led initiatives with a focus on land based projects. We also organize direct action fundraisers to care for the needs of those most vulnerable and impacted by the intersection of white supremacy and capitalism.
We are interested in more than just wealth redistribution. We are guided by the vision of bringing love and care into the resource of money, to transform it’s history tied to extraction and exploitation, and to send it into communal fields that bring their healing to the earth and to community.
We consciously work to bridge between the worlds of capitalistic transactional economy and access-oriented, community centered, gift economy. We model our relationship to the healing of money on the teachings of Orland Bishop, founder of Shadetree Multicultural Foundation. Our practice is to be in relationship with the history, the healing, and the future of money– and to listen closely for where it wants to move to serve life and the earth.
ERE’s Advisory Council
Determines where to distribute the post production profits. The Advisory Council prioritizes projects that are focused on returning land and access to Indigenous and Black-led initiatives across turtle island, and internationally.
Our post-production earnings are distributed to BIPOC-led organizations, in solidarity and in contact with leaders of color in our networks.
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RESMAA MENAKEM: PROJECTS IN SOMATIC ABOLITIONISM
We feel honored to work closely with Resmaa Menakem to support the Somatic Abolitionist Movement to come to life. Resmaa is a visionary and is regularly coming up with new projects, ideas and initiatives to bring this movement to more and more people and places on the planet. As a 501(c)(3) we are able to offer a tax write off for donations made to support the development of his ongoing programs within and outside of ERE.
REDIRECTING MONEY FLOW: TO BIPOC ORGS
We believe that part of interrupting the status quo of White supremacy is through focusing our energy on resource, restoration, and relationships. ERE embodies these values by channeling our revenues to Indigenous and Black -led initiatives with a focus on land based projects that support the well being of communities of culture and mother earth. In doing so we are attempting to transform the history of this “money” from a story of exploitation, extraction, separation and suffering--into a story of resource that serves wholeness, wellness, connection and healing.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LAND TAX
We act in solidarity with indigenous sovereignty movements by paying a yearly land tax to the indigenous communities on whose lands we reside. Learn more about the Bay Area’s Shuumi Land Tax. We encourage all of our participants and facilitators to look up this possibility in your local area.
ERE partners with organizations local and international grassroots, community led projects who focus on the health and development of future generations-- specifically related to children and those living in poverty at the hands of Capitalism and White Supremacy. We periodically run fundraisers for specific projects in Berkeley, CA, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kenya, and South Africa.
We are guided by the principles of…
Redirecting Money Flow
Living in the gift
Join the movement of healing money today by taking part in mutual support and solidarity by gifting to ERE. We welcome, with gratitude, monthly donations, small and large contributions, and the generous act of passing on our work to your networks. We are so thankful for your contributions.
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