From the Black Panthers to the No-Cop Co-op, the long history of American mutual aid
When systems fail marginalized groups, mutual aid is a way for them to take collective action and make change.
Two weeks ago, record numbers of Washingtonians voted. A lot of folks said they had waited four long years to finally make political change at the federal level.
But in that four years, there have been plenty of opportunities to take political action. And Seattle University law professor Dean Spade argues that the movements we build that way are the key to creating lasting change.
His new book is called Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).