Mutual Aid is More Than You Think

Mutual Aid is a way to pool needs and resources collectively while centering non-hierarchical, interdependent relationships of shared support. In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, mutual aid networks have sprung up as neighbors show up for each other, as communities face hunger, isolation, and financial insecurity.

After exploring foundational principles and a few historical examples, we’ll focus on the state of mutual aid work in New York City and the Hudson Valley with lessons that can be applied generally across urban, small town and rural communities.


Panelists:
Susannah Dyen, Caring Across Generations, Director of Organizing and Field
Lucas Shapiro, Mayday Space, Collective Member
Joshua Carrera, Mayday Space, Project Coordinator
Dara Silverman, Make the Road PA