Lessons from the First Wave: Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

Lessons from the First Wave: Resilience in the Age of COVID-19

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“Lessons from the First Wave: Resilience in the Age of COVID-19,” features 25 case studies, interviews, and how-to guides that showcase some of the most effective community-led responses to this global crisis.

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“Lessons from the First Wave” Table Of Contents

Masthead 1

About Shareable 2

About this book 3

Forward: The pandemic isn’t a portal, yet 7

Coronavirus catalyzes growing wave of grassroots action despite social distancing 10

10 ways to share during the pandemic 13

Cities are transforming with COVID-19 16

Alternative school solutions for working parents as 50 percent of students learn virtually 18

Tiny house villages grow as more are pushed out in housing squeeze 21

Bike delivery cooperatives are changing the rules of the gig economy 25

Public libraries are giving away an insane amount of free food 27

Seed libraries help communities grow food in a pandemic 32

Local alternatives to Amazon Prime 34

Community connection key to fighting loneliness in a pandemic 37

How women-led mutual aid initiatives are strengthening the COVID-19 response 40

How to start a mutual aid network in a pandemic 43

How to set up a mutual aid fund 47

20 ways Shareable readers are helping during the pandemic 51

Grassroots savings groups multiply, maintain as COVID-19 rages on 53

Mending a double crisis with solidarity 57

Crowdsourcing data to fight the pandemic in Rio’s favelas 59

Empowering local communities to build own wealth to recover from pandemic 70

Navigating a Just Transition through COVID-19 and the climate crisis: A Q&A with Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan of Movement Generation 72

Coronavirus demands radical transformation, not a ‘return to normal’ 76

What COVID-19 suggests for the future of sharing cities 79

People’s COVID-19 Response needs you 84

Community-minded books to read during the 2020 quarantine 87

Further Reading 93

Additional Publications from Shareable 96


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