“The Resilience Doctrine: Disaster Cooperativism in the Climate & Pandemic Crises” (Zoltán Grossman)
The Evergreen State College is holding a “Pandemic Academy” lecture series in spring quarter 2020. On April 7, Dr. Zoltán Grossman, Member of the Faculty in Geography and Native Studies) presented “The Resilience Doctrine: Disaster Cooperativism in the Climate and Pandemic Crises,” as two narrated powerpoint presentations. Part I (26.5 min.) examines the question of “Individualism vs. Community,” and Part II (31.5 min.) looks at “State Authority vs. Mutual Aid.” Links that appear in the presentations are available at https://sites.evergreen.edu/zoltan/The-Resilience-Doctrine
Dr. Grossman holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin. His expertise is in political/cultural geography and Indigenous Studies, and he twice co-taught “Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster.” He was co-editor of Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis (Oregon State University Press, 2012) and author of Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands (University of Washington Press, 2017). His faculty website is at https://sites.evergreen.edu/zoltan
PART I: INDIVIDUALISM AND COMMUNITY
Pandemic Academy (The Evergreen State College, Spring 2020)
Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster (The Evergreen State College class, Winter 2020)
Zoltán Grossman (Faculty in Geography & Native Studies, The Evergreen State College)
Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project (The Evergreen State College)
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Naomi Klein, Random House, 2007)
‘We Know This Script’: Naomi Klein Warns of ‘Coronavirus Capitalism’ in New Video Detailing Battle Before Us (Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 3/17/20)
How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism (online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, & Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor)
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster (Rebecca Solnit, Penguin, 2009)
‘The impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope (Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian, 4/7/20)
New virus cases continue to slow, cluster infections still a concern (Yonhap News Agency, South Korea, 3/16/20)
Living Like Kings (video on homeless after Christchurch Earthquake in NZ, Zoe McIntosh, Vimeo, 2014).
Common Ground relief (Louisiana, 2005)
Occupy Sandy (New York, 2012)
The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists (Naomi Klein, Haymarket Books, 2019)
Preppers Are Getting Ready for the Barackalypse (Tim Murphy, Mother Jones, 1/13).
Doomsday preppers are thinning out across the US, and it may be because President Trump quiets their fears (Hilary Brueck, Business Insider, 8/26/19)
Doomsday Prep for the Super Rich (Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 1/23/17).
Thanks to Coronavirus, ‘Prepper’ Business is Booming (NPR, 2/4/20)
Coronavirus and the Militia-Sphere (Devin Burghart, Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, 3/26/20)
Coronavirus Pandemic: White Nationalist Plague (Chuck Tanner, Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, 3/27/20)
I study collapsed civilizations. Here’s my advice for a climate change apocalypse (Chris Begley, Lexington Herald-Leader, 9/23/19)
Parable of the Sower (Octavia Butler, Grand Central Publishing, 1993)
Video shows cell phones on Florida beach during spring break, and where they’ve travelled during coronavirus outbreak (Colin Wolf , Orlando Weekly, 3/27/20)
More than 40 spring breakers who ignored public health advice test positive for coronavirus (Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, 4/1/20)
Where America Didn’t Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread (James Glanz, Benedict Carey, Josh Holder, Derek Watkins, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Rick Rojas & Lauren Leather, New York Times, 4/2/20)
PART II: STATE AUTHORITY AND MUTUAL AID
Washing Our Hands of Trump and Powerlessness (Zoltán Grossman, Common Dreams, 3/12/20)
The farmworkers putting food on America’s tables are facing their own coronavirus crisis (Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 4/11/20).
Thinking in an Emergency (Elaine Scarry, W.W. Norton, 2011)
How Seattle Flu Study defied federal government to test for coronavirus (Nick Bowman, MyNorthwest, 3/12/20)
Coronavirus sleuths say they still see a ‘path forward’ after regulatory snag (Alan Boyle, GeekWire, 3/11/20)
‘It’s Just Everywhere Already’: How Delays in Testing Set Back the U.S. Coronavirus Response (Sheri Fink & Mike Baker, New York Times, 3/10/20)
Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy (Matthias Gafni & Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/31/20)
The Navy Fired the Captain of the Theodore Roosevelt. See How the Crew Responded (Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff & Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 4/3/20)
Guam locals worried about coronavirus-hit Navy ship’s quarantine (Chris Gelardi, Al Jazeera, 4/10/20)
Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis (Oregon State University Press, 2012); Foreword by Billy Frank Jr.
Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands (University of Washington Press, 2017); Foreword by Winona LaDuke
Coronavirus sparks an epidemic of people helping people in Seattle (Naomi Ishikasa, Seattle Times, 3/13/20).
As a coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, American Indian communities turn to one another, teachings (Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times, 3/24/20)
Native American tribe takes trailblazing steps to fight Covid-19 outbreak (Nina Lakhani, The Guardian, 3/18/20)
Maori Disaster Resilience in Aotearoa New Zealand (Zoltán Grossman presentation)
Māori marae communities are closing their gates for protection from coronavirus (D’Angelo Martin, Te Ao Māori News, 3/18/20)
Washington state tribes, allies mobilize to gather medical protection needed in coronavirus fight (Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times, 4/3/20).
Howling during the pandemic in West Olympia (Zoltán Grossman video)
Italians singing in Salerno (Leonardo Carella video)
Revealed: food bank shortages expected to hit Washington state by mid-April (Jason Wilson, The Guardian, 4/4/20).
StrikeDebt (nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom)
CoWorker (nonunion worker organizing)
During the Covid-19 pandemic, nowhere is safe for homeless people (Catherine Kim, Vox, 3/18/20)
Seattle mayor to expand shelter space available for homeless as a result of coronavirus outbreak (Sydney Brownstone, Seattle Times, 3/5/20)
How to build mutual aid that will last after the Coronavirus pandemic (Nathan Schneider, America: The Jesuit Review, 4/1/20)
Evergreen as the ‘Resilience College’ (Zoltán Grossman, 11/19)
History Will Remember When the World Stopped (Donna Ashworth, Ladies Pass It On, 3/18/20)