In Buffalo and around the country, communities have come together to take care of each other during the COVID-19 crisis. Mutual Aid efforts, built on the premise of "solidarity, not charity", have connected community members to the resources that they need. But Mutual Aid can’t, on its own, solve the systemic issues of our economy.
Returning our economy to "normal", which has been run on exploitation, racism, and oppression, is not an option. How do we transition from Mutual Aid to a Solidarity Economy that prioritizes cooperation, equity, health, and sustainability?