Artist: Leo Kwan


Formed in 2018, Liberation in a Generation is a national movement support organization building the power of people of color to totally transform the economy—who controls it, how it works, and most importantly, for whom. We bring together advocates, community organizers, economists, and other proven and emerging leaders of color across the country to build a Liberation Economy, within one generation.


We aim to create political and economic change where people of color prosper. This means tearing down systems of oppression that extract from, devalue, and exploit Black, Latine, low and moderate income Asian, and Indigenous people. It means building a Liberation Economy where all people of color have our basic needs met, are safe from harm, are valued, and belong.


We believe that it is possible to create an economy where all Black, Latine, Asian, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander people thrive – in one generation. To accomplish this, we must dismantle what we call the Oppression Economy, in which elite institutions use racism to expand their wealth and power through the theft, exploitation, and exclusion of people of color. In its place, we must build a Liberation Economy in which all people of color:

  • Have basic needs met. Income to buy food and shelter, healthcare, etc.
  • Are safe and secure. Free from economic and physical exploitation or targeting.
  • Are valued. People of color reap the benefits of their labor and are compensated for all types of contributions to our economy and society.
  • Belong. Especially those with criminal records and those who have immigrated to this country.


The Liberation in a Generation team recently revisited and updated our values to guide our work and how we operate.


Abolition requires courage, imagination, trust, an abundance mindset, and solution-oriented approaches to seemingly stubborn problems.


Accountability is taking responsibility for the duties of our respective roles.


Liberation in a Generation is holding a container of care through the intentional structures and practices we are developing.


Achieving our mission requires courage to embrace the struggle of uncertainty and discomfort as the compass that guides us toward our vision of economic liberation.


There is no way to advance liberation without collaboration. Collaborations across people, organizations and teams is a driving component of our organizational approach.


We show up for one another, through honesty, principled conflict resolution, and grace for one another.


We embrace reflection as a vital tool for learning, growth, and assessing our impact.


Liberation in a Generation is a movement support organization. This means working for something larger than each of our individual pursuits.


People will have relevant information for their role.