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Dispatches: Covid Conversations

May 15, 2020

The words mutual aid seem to be on everyone’s lips right now. What exactly is mutual aid? And how do we set up a mutual aid project that makes the impact our communities need? Dean Spade walks us through the basics of mutual aid, flags some common pitfalls that can shift mutual aid efforts toward charity or social...


Apr 28, 2020

Today’s episode is about one busy family and the food drop-offs they are doing for over 100 people. One of the tenets of mutual aid is that it is grounded in solidarity, not charity. When you hear Boo Torres talk about what she’s up to, you can feel the embodiment of what Edward Galeano calls the “horizontal...


Apr 21, 2020

Lea and Bong call in from Korea to tell us what it’s like to live in a country that swiftly flattened the COVID-19 curve through a collective culture (masks, masks, masks!) and cool apps. Then the conversation expands when Bong credits this achievement to Korea’s newly re-energized democracy. He connects the COVID...


Apr 11, 2020

This is the second in a two-part episode of my conversation with Zephyr Elise and Julianne Gale. Zephyr Elise is a mixed-Indigenous 2-spirit filmmaker, liberation activist, Mason County Climate Justice co-founder, soil regenerator, gluten-free chef/baker, and guest on Skokomish territories. Julianne Gale is a youth...


Apr 11, 2020

This is the first in a two-part episode of my conversation with Zephyr Elise and Julianne Gale. Zephyr Elise is a mixed-Indigenous 2-spirit filmmaker, liberation activist, Mason County Climate Justice co-founder, soil regenerator, gluten-free chef/baker, and guest on Skokomish territories. Julianne Gale is a youth...