“I would define solidarity as standing with people and really showing up. Not just saying that you support someone or that you believe in something, but actually showing up and talking about things. You need to learn when to step up and when to stand back. Solidarity is all about giving a voice to people who might not be heard.

The best way to show solidarity is to educate yourself first. You won’t necessarily be affected by the issue at hand, so it’s important to ask people who are what they need from you rather than doing what you might think is necessary. The whole point is to give a voice to people who aren’t heard, not to make yours the loudest.” — Lacey Carlson, University of California, Santa Cruz

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