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  • Writer's pictureJon Heatherly

How Do You Mutual Aid?

Mutual Aid for a More Just World pt. 4

Via Mutual Aid 101: Toolkit

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 as we curated several mutual aid examples.

First Published at Cultured

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