Phonebanking for COVID relief in Navajo Nation
February 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Navajo Nation, and the destructive legacies of settler colonialism and extractive capitalism (unemployment regularly above 50%, food deserts, a widespread lack of running water for handwashing, etc.) have pushed the death toll far above that of the rest of the country, and with no federal alleviation in sight.
Join us and other DSA chapters for this discussion and phone banking event to raise funds toward existing grassroots mutual aid relief networks in Navajo Nation. Though this is a temporary campaign for an acute crisis, we see this as a first step in adding material substance to DSA’s 2019 endorsement of the Red Deal (The Red Nation's radical call for a people's movement that is anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and anti-extractive).
We’ll begin the phonebank with a discussion of the situation in the Navajo Nation, and a brief discussion about how socialists can engage in meaningful indigenous solidarity work and decolonization to help build a mass people’s movement for liberation. RSVP below!
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