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The Response is a podcast series from Shareable.net exploring how to build collective resilience in the wake of disasters

The podcast is part of a broader series from Shareable which includes a documentary film, articles, and a book. Find out more at www.shareable.net/the-response

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    • Documentary
    • 4.9, 92 Ratings

The Response is a podcast series from Shareable.net exploring how to build collective resilience in the wake of disasters

The podcast is part of a broader series from Shareable which includes a documentary film, articles, and a book. Find out more at www.shareable.net/the-response

    Crowdsourcing data to fight the pandemic in Rio’s favelas

    Crowdsourcing data to fight the pandemic in Rio’s favelas

    This week, on The Response podcast we spoke with Theresa Willamson, the founder/director of Catalytic Communities about many of the favela-led responses to the pandemic in Rio de Janeiro — things like food distribution, communication techniques, and the crowdsourcing of data to support independent tracking dashboard. We also discussed Rio’s legacy of being the world’s largest slave port is continuing to exacerbate the ongoing social disaster the favelas were facing before the pandemic.

    • 39 min
    No Name Kitchen: Solidarity with asylum seekers “going on the game” in the Western Balkans

    No Name Kitchen: Solidarity with asylum seekers “going on the game” in the Western Balkans

    Faced with the brutality being waged in their name upon asylum seekers traveling through the Western Balkans, organizers from across the EU have come together to provide mutual aid under the banner of No Name Kitchen (NNK). In addition to providing food, clothing, and medical support, they’re also using documentation and storytelling from the frontlines to challenge the refugee industrial complex.  https://www.nonamekitchen.org/en/

    • 28 min
    [Update] Documentary #5: Inequality, structural racism, and the fight for justice after the Grenfell Tower fire

    [Update] Documentary #5: Inequality, structural racism, and the fight for justice after the Grenfell Tower fire

    Three years ago this week, an avoidable fire ripped through a London public housing apartment resulting in 72 deaths, most of which were people of color. 

    Today, we’re reposting this episode of The Response from 2019 because it covers a prime example of how structural racism has permeated many aspects of society around the globe. 

    • 37 min
    Transitioning to Thriving Resilient Communities

    Transitioning to Thriving Resilient Communities

    This week we’re bringing you a round table discussion in partnership with Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory featuring Lydia Violet Harutoonian from Music As Medicine Project, Don Hall from Transition US, and Ryan Rising from Permaculture Action Network.

    While the conversation covered a lot of ground, we focussed on some of the core components of thriving resilient communities, the solidarity economy, and several pathways to move through the multiple crises we're facing as a global community.

    • 1 hr
    Resisting COVID-19 with mutual aid in Chico, CA

    Resisting COVID-19 with mutual aid in Chico, CA

    In this documentary episode of The Response Podcast, we take a deep dive into the work being done by the Chico chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA. Their mutual aid work in response to the coronavirus pandemic is just a microcosm of the whole country, from major cities to rural communities, where DSA and other, similar organizations have been stepping in to fill many of the gaps left by the local, state, and federal response.

    • 30 min
    Community-led disaster response, from Hurricane Maria to COVID-19: A panel discussion on The Response documentary

    Community-led disaster response, from Hurricane Maria to COVID-19: A panel discussion on The Response documentary

    We recently hosted a panel discussion after the tv premiere of "The Response" documentary film. Panelists Juan C. Dávila, Christine Nieves, Susan Silber & Tré Vasquez explored a wide range of topics including mutual aid, community resilience, and the impact of colonialism on Puerto Rico’s response to COVID-19.
    The conversation explores the ongoing impact of disasters on Puerto Ricans and other communities in the U.S., and how people are working together to increase their collective resilience.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

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Humanity at its best!

Inspiring and comforting knowing people can and do help each other, and people can and do restore the hope for those who forgot what hope is!

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"Paradise Built in Hell": what that looks like

Shareable's Response podcast is a great window into the real community-building going on everywhere, usually just out of sight. Here's the path forward!

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Brilliant series!

Tom is a compelling storyteller who brings a wealth of information together. His ideas and experiences are cutting edge and yet common sense. He is courageous and a real leader. I’ve learned a great deal from him and am grateful he’s putting these stories into the public realm to inspire a wider audience. Recommended

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