Shelter & Solidarity show 4, a two-part episode, addresses higher education and also the organizing for May Day in a time of global pandemic and economic depression. In the first part, Joe Ramsey interviews Anna Kornbluh, Ben Manski, Barbara Madeloni, and Chris Newfield. Together they address the paradoxes of increased militancy and reduced organizational capacity. Framing the conversation is the notion of the “shock doctrine.” In the context, they provide insights into the formation of demands and its relationship to organizing. These are treated in a nuanced way and reflect different emphases and starting points for organizers. Their dialogue segues seamlessly into a broader conversation in the second part, “Organizing for May Day,” in which they are joined by Adam Kaszynski and Jonathan Feinberg. In discussing their organizing, Kaszynski and Feinberg, ground preparations for May Day in terms of the shop floor experiences of IUE-CWA Local 201 and in the immigrant and working-class communities of Lynn Massachusetts.