An anti-capitalist bookkeeper’s examples of transparent transactions

Below you will find some examples and resources about how to move money with attention to accountability, class & race positionality, and through an equity lens. Working and living in late stage capitalism is filled with paradox and evoking purity politics doesn't always serve collaboration. What does serve us well is strong discernment processes to understand our own social location in the context of the structures we are trying to transform. Below are some examples and resources to support this ongoing process.

How much does this cost?

We are committed to making this workshop series available to people across class and economic access.  To support this commitment, we have devised a sliding scale which aims to take into account both the unequal distribution of wealth in our society as well as the value of the labor required to offer this class. There are a limited number of spaces available at each level. We encourage participants to self-select into paying the amount that best correlates to your class. Here’s a link that we’ve found helpful to understand class. To support deep connection and learning, we are intentionally capping participation at 21 people (one zoom screen.) As white class-privileged people committed to resource redistribution, we will be contributing 10% of gross earnings to BIPOC-led and serving Jewish organizations.*
Payment scale:

$1260 for the series 2 participant spaces available
$900 for the series3 participant spaces available
$720 for the series3 participant spaces available
$540 for the series4 participant spaces available
$360 for the series 3 participant spaces available
$180 for the series2 participant spaces available
$90 for the series2 participant spaces available
$0 for the series2 participant spaces available
* As a part of our commitment to resource redistribution we will contribute 10% of gross earnings, to JOC leaders. Our spring 2021 session supported EDOT and AMMUD. This round we are clarifying our process for making this decision and doing so inside accountable relationships and will update here when we have more information on where the funds are directed.

How much should I contribute?

Welcome to the Honor Native Land Tax calculator! We created this calculator to help you think about your relationship to money and the land you’re on, because we know that money and finances can bring up a lot for each of us.

One of the goals of this project is to redistribute wealth from settlers to Indigenous people. As part of this process, it is important that we as settlers reckon with our entitlement to and possession of wealth. Our class conditioning strongly shapes our values, beliefs, and expectations. This calculator is a tool to help bring some clarity about a meaningful monthly contribution. We encourage you to think about your individual, personal relationship to the land and to settler colonialism as you consider your contribution.

The calculator is designed for individuals; if you share finances in your household, we recommend that each adult fill out the calculator and add the suggested amounts together as a starting point. This calculator is not perfect or “the truth” about what your contribution should be—you know your circumstances best. If they are not reflected in the options that we have laid out, pick those that are closest to your experience. If your situation is in flux, do your best and know you can always increase or decrease your donation amount as needed.


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