The summer of 2020 a lot of folks were asking this question: what should we do? The layered crises of a pandemic, unemployment, and police-sanctioned violence against Black folks left many anxiously searching for some sort of action to take. For a couple of young Black people in Vermont, their action was to try to collect a debt. What resulted was a social experiment with money, focused around a contentious topic: reparations. What happens when you demand white people give up their wealth?
While the list we discuss in the episode is no longer active, the group who started it has since formed a non-profit to extend their community work - if you're interested in learning more, follow them on Instagram @wovencollectivevt.
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