Hope Packages: Building Unity through Solidarity
“Hope Packages: Building Unity Through Solidarity” is a project to provide necessary aid to people who are struggling in communities across Indianapolis–because the state clearly won’t do it. We take the initiative to help our neighbors at every opportunity, especially the most oppressed and vulnerable segments of our class, including (but not limited to) the unemployed, the working poor, Black and Indigenous people and other oppressed nations, the disabled, and LGBTQ people.
PSL organizer Doris Jones, who has personally survived being homeless, and is spearheading this project, put it best: “it is very important to help those in need who are less fortunate. These people have stories just like me. It’s important to stop overlooking those in need and start hearing their stories.” If it wasn’t for these services, Doris wouldn’t be the leader she is today.
Our class, many of whom are unhoused, housing insecure, and chronically homeless need the essentials of life to survive day by day. It is essential to keep the momentum going by helping the poor as much as possible. This is not charity, however; it’s a project to build solidarity, provide political education, and raise consciousness and struggle by building unity across the diverse sectors of our class.
WATCH: Indy’s radical media outlet, Critical Thought Critique, covers Hope Package’s first assembly:
It is our duty to fight for our freedom!Assata Shakur
It is our duty to win!
We must love each other and support one another!
We have nothing to lose but our chains!