How Do You Mutual Aid?
Mutual Aid for a More Just World pt. 4
First Published at Cultured
What are some examples of mutual aid in action? Mutual aid takes different forms depending on needs and your local volunteers. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abolitionist Mariame Kaba made an excellent toolkit available called “Mutual Aid 101.” They released this in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the need for communities to answer unmet community needs in #WeGotOurBlock. One finds an extensive history of mutual aid in the United States, particularly among marginalized groups. "We must cooperate to survive." - P. Kropotkin Marginalized groups realize how our fates are bound up together, and our networks unite against common struggles. Mutual aid need not be elaborate; it could be as simple as pooling resources for community benefit. Stay tuned the next few days as we exhibit several mutual aid examples.