PURPOSE

The idea behind Borrowed Knowledge is simple. All knowledge is borrowed, whether it comes from books, family, religion, nature, our ancestors, or each other. While we all have knowledge, we do not have enough safe and bold spaces that allow us to bring our full selves to listen, share and challenge one another. Borrowed Knowledge is attempting to fill that void by bringing the community together to ask questions, share knowledge and explore new radical ways of thinking. 

Borrowed Knowledge takes inspiration from the Radical Black Tradition that created learning and strategic planning spaces for those fighting to build a new and more just world. Ella Baker, W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer, Fred Hampton, and so many more - we often see the work they did on the streets and the change they produced, but miss their deep commitment to the never-ending process of learning and unlearning. They each took it upon themselves to learn in and with the community and pushed their thoughts' boundaries. The hope is that Borrowed Knowledge can be a continuation of this process, and ultimately, a continuation of their work. 

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Safe and bold spaces rooted in love and accountability.

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Group centered leadership -  democratic and distributed power.

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Committed to the never-ending process of unlearning and learning.

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Use Art, creativity and radical imagination to push boundaries.

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Committed to the practice of being anti- : racist, sexist, transphobic, ableist, or any other harmful power structures.

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