John Gaventa describes the concepts of mutual aid and solidarity as exemplified by different interactions of power. He explains that action against injustice is built from the coalition of power within ourselves and power with each other. Together, these fuel the power to challenge oppressive systems, those with power over. He references Marie Cirillo with the Model Valley Group, a grassroots approach to alternative land ownership, and Herbe White with Appalshop, a community arts organization that still to this day embraces traditional resistance through music and storytelling. Follow this link for access to the full-length interview.
Recorded October 2021.