The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Aldrich argues in Building Resilience, lies in the depth of communities’ social capital, which is critical in withstanding disaster and rebuilding both the infrastructure and the ties that are at the foundation of any community through providing emotional support, information and collective action. Hundreds of volunteers took to the streets to clean up after the looting and the fires, including Women for Political Change (WFPC). With courage and a willingness to “clean-up” oppressive systems, such as transphobia and xenophobia, WFPC cultivates the political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota. Since 1992, Longfellow Community Council (LCC) coordinated efforts to strengthen and reinvigorate greater Longfellow, representing over 21,000 residents and more than 400 businesses. You can donate here.