Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The Radical Yes: A Constellation of Mutual Aid Projects in Charlottesville

The Radical Yes: A Constellation of Mutual Aid Projects in Charlottesville <p>Abstract:</p><p>This essay describes how local anti-racist activists in Charlottesville created the Resilience Fund, a mutual aid project that disbursed money to individuals navigating the criminal legal system and the effects of structural white supremacy. The Resilience Fund came to be through interrelated racial justice struggles over jails, courts, public housing and urban planning, and Confederate monuments. Although #Charlottesville became national news in response to the overt white nationalist violence of the Unite the Right rally in 2017, this essay sheds light on the mundane tasks and everyday practice of fighting the structures of white supremacy and anti-Black racism as they manifest locally. It closes with a conversation among four members of the Resilience Fund, who reflect on the spirit of the project and the sensibilities that made the work possible.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

The Radical Yes: A Constellation of Mutual Aid Projects in Charlottesville

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-north-carolina-press/the-radical-yes-a-constellation-of-mutual-aid-projects-in-528rHghkhK
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Copyright
Copyright © Center for the Study of the American South
ISSN
1534-1488

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This essay describes how local anti-racist activists in Charlottesville created the Resilience Fund, a mutual aid project that disbursed money to individuals navigating the criminal legal system and the effects of structural white supremacy. The Resilience Fund came to be through interrelated racial justice struggles over jails, courts, public housing and urban planning, and Confederate monuments. Although #Charlottesville became national news in response to the overt white nationalist violence of the Unite the Right rally in 2017, this essay sheds light on the mundane tasks and everyday practice of fighting the structures of white supremacy and anti-Black racism as they manifest locally. It closes with a conversation among four members of the Resilience Fund, who reflect on the spirit of the project and the sensibilities that made the work possible.</p>

Journal

Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 6, 2021

There are no references for this article.