Solidarity NOT Charity

Jun 29, 2006 by

Bill Quigley: Gutting New Orleans

Some ask, what can people who care do to help New Orleans and the Gulf Coast? Help us rebuild our communities. Pair up your community, your business, school, church, professional or social organization, with one on the Gulf Coast –and build a relationship where your organization can be a resource for one here and provide opportunities for your groups to come and help and for people here to come and tell their stories in your communities. Most groups here have adopted the theme –Solidarity not Charity. Or as aboriginal activist Lila Watson once said: “If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us struggle together.”

For the sake of our nation and for our world, let us struggle together.

These words come from a Loyola University Law Proffessor. They are only one part of an extremely cogent summation of the current state of affairs here. It’s really shocking, even when you live in the middle of it, to see it all laid down in a list.

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