“To me, solidarity means that as people, no matter what your background is, we are all able to come together and create change in our communities both locally and internationally. An example is the Civil Rights Movement. People from different ethnic groups, social classes, and life experiences were able to come together and make change.

I think a way we can build solidarity is by having real and difficult conversations. Currently I believe people are too quick to judge each other or don’t want to listen to a person as soon as they disagree with what they’re saying. If we are willing to open up to other people and talk about the issues that affect us, as well as be more receptive to the voices of others, more people will be able to connect on a personal level. If more people cared about others on a personal level, they are usually more willing to fight issues that are hurting the people they care about.” — Trevon Davis, University of Washington