Ep 04: Solidarity not Charity, with Boo Torres

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 respect of solidarity” versus the top-down relationship of charity. Boo shares practical advice about how she convinced her friends to receive help, and about how she parents and grandparents toward values of collective care and mutual aid.  Boo is a queer Chamorro mother of five and grandmother of two, living in Skyway, Washington. She is a union electrician and the owner and operator of Tribal Electric LLC.

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