Roundtable discussion: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid in the Covid-19 Crisis. Ray Warren Symposium2020

Friday, November 13 2–3:30 p.m.Roundtable discussion: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid in the Covid-19 CrisisIn early April 2020 a group of activists, writers, and scholars convened to conduct interviews about the unprecedented mutual aid efforts emerging simultaneously around the world as communities of all kinds were forced to rapidly confront the challenges posed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This transnational collaboration resulted in the formation of Colectiva Sembrar and the publication of a book in late June, Pandemic Solidarity, that includes over 100 interviews with individuals and collectives in over 17 countries and one autonomous territory, Rojava. This panel will bring together members of Colectiva Sembrar as well as some of the people interviewed in the book for a roundtable about solidarity, mutual aid, and social justice in the age of Covid-19. Moderator: Magalí Rabasa, L&C assistant professor of Hispanic studies Conversation featuring Marina Sitrin, Colectiva Sembrar, SUNY Binghamton Lais Gomes Duarte, Colectiva Sembrar, The City University of New York Hari Allur, Locked Horn Press / Vancouver, Coast Salish territories Timo Bartholl, Roça Collective / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cemre Can Aslamaci, Kadıkoy Solidarity Network / Istanbul, Turkey Göksel Kılınç, Şişli Solidarity Network / Istanbul, Turkey