ECCO COVID-19 Solidarity Effort
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lila Watson, Aboriginal Activist
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare our unjust system in which a few at the top prosper while those on the bottom live under constant threat of discrimination, exploitation and poverty. We must act in solidarity with one another, especially those who are the most vulnerable among us – people of color and undocumented immigrants.
We invite you to join ECCO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Effort to counteract the systems of inequity and exploitation that hurt and dehumanize all of us.
There are three ways you can act in solidarity and make a difference:
NO ONE STANDS ALONE COVID-19 SOLIDARITY FUND
Help bridge the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots” by giving to the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, which will direct funds to ECCO families at severe risk of hunger and homelessness. Click here to donate!
Support Shine Together (link to Shine Together Page), ECCO’s first worker-owned coop, and use your time as a Solidarity Volunteer and/or your money as a Solidarity Consumer to participate in an emergent alternative economy based on democratic values, cooperativism, wage dignity and sustainability. In collaboration with ECCO Solidarity Volunteers, Shine Together is planning to launch Shine Together Delivers, an expansion of its catering unit that will offer delicious food, grocery shopping, and delivery during this time of crisis. Click here to learn how you can become a Solidarity Consumer and/or Solidarity Volunteer for this critical effort.
ECCO will be holding community-wide calls every Monday at 10am for spiritual reflection, check-ins, and a weekly discussion to offer support and solidarity to one another during this difficult time. Click here for the Zoom link to join our Monday Emotional Solidarity calls by video from a computer or smartphone. From a landline, dial 646-876-9923 and then enter 947 1245 4158 as the meeting ID. If you are interested in offering or receiving emotional solidarity beyond our Monday community-wide calls, please fill out this form.