Join the Gephardt Institute for the first virtual event as part of “This Civic Moment: A Special Meet the Leader Series.” Julia Ho, AB ’14, founder of Solidarity Economy St. Louis, will discuss the significance of a solidarity economy during the current crisis and mutual aid organizing in St. Louis.
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Bio: Born and raised in Lubbock, TX and with deep roots in Taiwan, Julia has been living and organizing in St. Louis since 2011 and has been heavily involved in dozens of campaigns, coalitions, and organizations in the region throughout that time. Her passion for community stems first and foremost from her early experiences with TreeGrace Farms, a certified organic farm founded by her mother and named after her grandfather. As a student at WashU, she was one of the co-founders of SWAP STL, a student-run collective dedicated to facilitating the free exchange of goods and resources on and off-campus. Throughout the Ferguson Uprising, she was a lead organizer with Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), providing movement support and developing campaigns for racial justice and municipal court reform. All of these experiences and passions have served as a foundation for the development of Solidarity Economy St. Louis and STL COVID Mutual Aid.