“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
- Aboriginal rights activists, Queensland, Australia, 1970s
We practice co-liberation by believing in the collective 'us' - by recognizing our liberation is inextricably connected, and we must work together towards our mutual freedom and redistribution of power. This means acknowledging the multi-generational consequences of white supremacy, anti-Black racism, and settler colonialism. Co-liberation also means that we develop an explicit commitment to dismantling anti-Black racism today. As Black leaders remind us: “When Black people are free, all people will be free.”
Solidarity Semester Spring 2021: Session 5
Solidarity Semester Fall 2020: Week 2, Session 2
In this IG live, Deepa Iyer spoke with Janeen Comenote of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition. They discussed the impact of #COVID19 on Native communities, the voting power of Native folks, the ingenuity of youth activists and leaders, and the concept of co-liberation.