Solidarity Not Charity: Building Peace through Mutual Aid and Faith Activism
Rev. Eric Garbison, Co-founder of Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House
The Catholic Worker Movement is one of many grassroots communities that recognize that in fighting poverty we must address what Dorothy Day called, "This filthy rotten system." We will discuss how solidarity work differs from charity because it centers the voices of people who are directly impacted by racism and poverty.
Rev. Eric Garbison
Rev. Eric Garbison is a co-founder of Cherith Brook Catholic Worker. Cherith Brook is a community of hospitality and activism in Kansas City. It is a place where those impacted by poverty are given voice in leadership and encouraged to face various forms of internalized oppression through nonviolent ways of living. Cherith Brook is also actively involved in various local and national movements including The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival.
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