User Guide

These pages are open access and available for anyone interested in learning about the topics, but they work best when completed as part of a small community of learners with a skilled facilitator or facilitators.

As you read any given page:

  1. Grab a pen and notebook or open a new electronic file for this work (your preferred form of note-taking). 
  2. Read/ view the page(s) of interest.
  3. Free-write where the pages say free-write. 
  4. Jot down some notes  where the pages ask questions. 
  5. Prepare to share from your free-writes or notes if you’re exploring this as part of a course or learning community.  

Please note:

  • Read, watch, or listen to what the page directions suggest. Additional links are provided throughout. They are there for curious readers who want more information. But each user is only expected to read, watch, or listen to what is explicitly suggested.
  • These pages were developed with the aim of mobilizing key concepts relating to global solidarity and local actions. These ideas inter-relate with one another, so it is best to think of these pages as a web rather than a strict chronology. A reader could enter almost anywhere, and then read through other pages as they are linked and of interest. That said, if you’d like a chronology, scroll down to the Table of Contents available on the homepage.
  • These pages are evolving. They are launching in late May 2020, hurriedly put together as the world adapted to more online learning and instruction. But they are deliberately iterative and open to adaptation from the outset. We know that our interdependence and our abilities to work together need to be understood and strengthened not only because of the pandemic, but also as we work together to build resilient systems and address the climate crisis. 
  • We are building feedback forms into the bottom of each page, to inform iterative changes moving forward. We also eagerly invite the development and proposal of additional pages. Our Philadelphia pages show how our interdependencies are contextualized in a particular region, with its specific history and contemporary political economy. We would love to add additional cities and regions as we all work together toward a more just, inclusive, and sustainable world. 
  • Please join us in thanking the dozens of scholars, facilitators, activists, journalists, and concerned change agents who put these pages together and continue to grow them thoughtfully.