Nora Leccese of Resource Generation National on Moving Inheritance from Individual to Collective.
Nora, RG Staff Member and long time member, signed the Redistribution Pledge for $15,000 in 2020, which is 17% of her assets and 100% of her inherited wealth. She was politicized in the environmental justice movement and has deep respect for land and indigenous peoples from whom it was stolen. The student climate movement taught her about disruption, working in faith based advocacy showed her the possibility of transforming institutions, and organizing white people to flank the Movement for Black Lives taught her about solidarity, risk and rigor. As a young person with class privilege, Resource Generation showed her how to be honest with her community and invest in movements like she believes we’ll win.
The Redistribution Story Library is a compilation of stories that show what we mean by transformative redistribution of wealth, land and power. We need stories to expand our imagination of what is possible and to explain the complexities (messy and beautiful!) of acting on our Redistribution Pledges. These short videos, audio interviews, and written blurbs can serve as seeds that spread, turning individual moments into collective action.