Last Wednesday, in an event hosted by Harvard Book Store and sponsored by Boston Review, veteran organizers Astra Taylor (co-founder of the Debt Collective) and Leah Hunt-Hendrix (co-founder of Solidaire) talked with Aziz Rana about their new book, Solidarity: The Past, Present, and Future of a World-Changing Idea.

In the face of reactionary, far-right solidarities being built up around the world, Hunt-Hendrix and Taylor argue that we need a conception of solidarity fit to challenge them. For them, this comes in the notion of “transformative solidarity”: a collective “abstracted from our given identities and extended outward to create wider circles of belonging.” Hunt-Hendrix and Taylor insist that solidarity is both a principle and a practice, one that must be cultivated and institutionalized, so that care for the common good becomes the central aim of politics and social life.

To celebrate the launch of this important book, we’re offering a 20% discount on print copies of our Summer 2023 issue, On Solidarity, which explores similar themes and features Hunt-Hendrix and Taylor in a forum led by organizer and political theorist Mie Inouye—along with Reverend William Barber, Sarah Schulman, David Roediger, Jodi Dean, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Mariame Kaba, and many others. Just use coupon code SOLIDARITY20.

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