The Collective is a caucus within YWTF of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) organizers and activists. YWTF is committed to centering the experiences of those most marginalized by systemic oppression, and does so by trusting the leadership of BIPOC womxn and nonbinary activists.
The Collective is also a space where BIPOC organizers can build community and engage in political education free from the white gaze. As a caucus, the Collective meets monthly in addition to participating in YWTF monthly activist meetings.
The REplenish Fund
The REplenish Fund, managed by The Collective, raises funds to support the leadership and political development of BIPOC organizers and activists in the Midwest.
To support the REplenish fund, make a donation through our PayPal using the button below. Select the REplenish fund from the drop down menu.
The Collective Supports the Movement for Black Lives
The public lynching of George Floyd isn’t a “wake up call.” The same alarm has been ringing since 1619. Last week, many of our Black neighbors spoke with The Collective caucus of YWTF. We listened. While The Collective is open to all nonbinary, Trans, and cis womxn of color, in this moment we are specifically centering the leadership of Black Collective members as we set our priorities and demands to defend Black life.
Now we want you to join us. Register to join our team, whether you plan to give a lot of time or just a little, at https://forms.gle/FxEfQcuCjh4JfB5JA
In the meantime, we have questions. How can Black folks who have been harmed by our justice system have a hand in re-imagining community care? Where are our resources for folks in crisis? What is a merit board, and what does that have to do with accountability? How can we use our voices for a more transparent Greater Lafayette? We look forward to asking our public officials these questions.
By investing in care, we can build toward a society where communities are equipped to provide for their safety and well being.
- We demand that the rights of protestors be respected and protected.
- We demand an end to the criminalization of our survival.
- We demand an end to militarization in our community.
- We demand deeper investment in community-based care.
Learn more about the Movement for Black Lives.
The Collective’s leadership extends beyond the membership of YWTF. The Greater Lafayette Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice has an organizational commitment to be in solidarity with organizations led by people of color and to be accountable to BIPOC in their anti-racist practice, and work regularly with members of The Collective to advance racial justice issues in our community.