As governments and corporations fail to protect ordinary people from the ravages of the crisis, community networks are organizing their own communities around the principles of mutual aid, solidarity, and autonomous direct action. Their aim is solidarity not charity. Cooperation and interdependence, not competition.
Learn from longtime mutual aid organizers on how to protect each other during coronavirus and how to build long-term, liberatory, and resilient communities beyond this pandemic and the death cult of capitalism and settler colonialism.
Mariame Kaba is an is an organizer, educator, founder of Project NIA, and author of Missing Daddy.
Dean Spade has spent over two decades in social movements working to end prisons, borders, poverty, and war and support people trying to survive right now. In 2002, Dean founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of color. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of the Law, and the director of the documentary, “Pinkwashing Exposed.” In 2017, he started the website BigDoorBrigade.com to help people start and sustain mutual aid projects and to circulate popular education materials about the role of mutual aid in transformative movements.
Klee Benally is a Diné (Navajo) anarchist, direct action tactician with Indigenous Action Media, and co-creator of the Indigenous Mutual Aid network
Kali Akuno is a longtime organizer, cofounder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, and coeditor of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi.
Moderated by Tim Holland, host of Solecast podcast and revolutionary hip hop artist.
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