We Recognize That
White supremacy and capitalism are deeply interwoven systems that have historically, strategically and systemically prevented Black, Indigenous, People of Color communities
from accumulating wealth.
Reparations are needed at a systemic level, and must occur in larger frameworks of
acknowledgment, repair, and cessation of harm.
Conversations of systemic change and new economy must include the analysis of global white supremacy on a theoretical, institutional and relational level.
Redistribution of decision-making power, in addition to money, is an essential part of
Our Financial Practices
We pay “land tax” to the local indigenous peoples in the areas we work in recognition
of their sovereignty, stewardship and self-determination. Learn more about the Bay Area’s Shuumi Land Tax here.
We channel the majority of our post-production earnings to BIPOC-led organizations in support of the thriving and well-being of communities of color.
Half-day and Evening Public Events
In an effort to decentralize white decision making power, we delegate all post-production
income to the ERE advisory council. This council, made up of BIPOC leaders committed to economic justice, will decide where to redistribute the profits in support of communities of color nationally.
What We Mean By Post Production Earnings
This is the sum total of revenue that is left after we have paid for all production costs which
include: venue rental, travel, insurance, event producers fee, facilitation fee, and payment
of 7% to our Fiscal Sponsor.
ERE partners with several facilitators and organizations providing direct aid and relief to high-risk communities both internationally and locally. In such circumstances, ERE functions as a
fiscal sponsor to these organizations and offers administrative, marketing, and organizational
support to raise funds in support of their efforts.
We acknowledge and value that those committed to anti-racist work come from all different
socioeconomic backgrounds. While we prioritize offering scholarships to people who identify
as Black, Indigenous, or People of color, we also commit to providing scholarships, to the
best of our ability, when asked for. We do our best to make it possible for anyone who is
committed to this work to be able to attend, regardless of financial circumstances. Rather
than offering a standard scholarship rate, we work individually with participants to determine
what is possible.
If you are in need of financial assistance in order to attend an event, we welcome you to reach
out to us via email.
If you'd like to participate by supporting this work
Please Donate to ERE to Support our Efforts!
ERE is a very new organization and was founded as a volunteer run organization. It wasn't until 2020 where some team members began to receive payment for their work, and the majority of work is volunteer based. With the impact of the Covid 19 virus and given that our revenue has been dependent on public gatherings, it is unclear how we will continue in the future. We are very grateful for donations from those who want to support our work in the world. Donations would support our ability to transition our work into online offerings, continue to pay our part time employees, and give us the ability to bring more programming into the world. To Support ERE as an organization you can:
Alternatively, if you would like to donate to any of our specific programs simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.