Collective Audacity

Dismantle Collective

Collective Audacity welcomes you to be part of the work of The Dismantle Collective, a Black-led, POC-centered think tank, creating our collective path to liberation. Each episode captures our actual, real life, weekly meetings as we work to raise $50M to build and support models of what we know our economy and ways of being will and should look like. read less

Stretching The Muscle of Dreaming
Jan 19 2023
Stretching The Muscle of Dreaming
“What do I need to pursue the shit I am meant to do? Not [what do I need] just to get by?” - Dean Bardouka"We have to walk our talk. If we're not willing to be witnessed, sharing what we need and willing to ask for support, how the hell do we think [we are going to help] the communities and people we want to center?" - Diana Marie Lee, aka Lady DWhite supremacy is a system that thrives on unmet needs. As Black and Brown folks in this system, we have learned to suppress and ignore our own needs and exist only to meet the needs of others. Simply having needs and naming them brings up feelings of guilt and shame, unworthiness and suffering. There is no virtue in suffering.In Episode 2 of Collective Audacity, the Dismantle Collective practices declaring what we need, unequivocally and unapologetically. Through the framework of a Needs Assessment, we put our needs out into the universe—claiming them publicly and together—sharing why meeting our own needs is an essential first step to building a strong movement.Collective Audacity is a new podcast hosted by the Dismantle Collective—a Black-led, BIPOC-centered think tank creating our path to liberation.Subscribe, connect, and visit us at dismantlecollective.org to donate towards the $50MM we are raising to build and support models of what we know our economy and ways of being will and should look like.CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE>>>Support the showPress play. Download. And definitely subscribe. To contribute to the work of The Dismantle Collective visit our website at dismantlecollective.org.
Collective Audacity: We Here!
Oct 27 2022
Collective Audacity: We Here!
Welcome to Collective Audacity. It has taken us some time to get to this point. We are glad to see you here. If you’re just finding out about us, we are also glad to have you join us on the journey. Press play. Download. And definitely subscribe.EPISODE TRANSCRIPT BELOW:We see you, fam.We know you have been paying close attention.You have listened and asked questions. Cried and raged. Organized, made donations, made art, prayed, danced, asked for help, and all but given up hope.You see the oppressive systems crashing down all around us, doing their best to cause as much harm and chaos as possible on their way out.You are doing your best to cope. To heal. To fight. To rest. You know that there is something waiting for us on the other side of all of this.You just don’t know exactly what that is, or how to get there. And you want to get there, now.Collective Audacity welcomes you to be part of the work of The Dismantle Collective, a Black-led, POC-centered think tank, creating our collective path to liberation. We are raising $50M to build and support models of what we know our economy and ways of being will and should look like.Each episode captures our actual, real life, weekly meetings, where you will:Hear us discuss big topics like land liberation, arts and healing, alternative models of care, reparations, and investments in community wealthLearn how we lead and move together with our values—​​Collectivity, Care, Enoughness, Liberation, Pleasure, Transparency, and Fugitivity*Experience what collective liberation sounds and feels like in a way that allows you to unleash your own audacious leadership*“Fugitivity is a term that has been used by Black theorists to describe the process of seeking and creating freedom within completely enslaving circumstances past and present.  I think of fugitivity as Harriet Tubman-ness, the process of seeking and prioritizing collective freedom. The shapeshifting evasion of capture by slave catchers, norms and institutions. The ways we find each other and free each other again and again.” - Alexis Pauline GumbsThe Dismantle Collective is Avery Ebron, David Jackson, Dean Bardouka, Diana Marie Lee, Lynn Johnson, Marie Koesnodihardjo, Olayinka Credle, and Samuel González. Support the showPress play. Download. And definitely subscribe. To contribute to the work of The Dismantle Collective visit our website at dismantlecollective.org.