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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mutual Aid and COVID: What is Mutual Aid and How Do We Do it

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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. 

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Susannah Dyen

Director of Organizing and Field, Caring Across Generations

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Lucas Shapiro

Collective Member, Mayday Space
Lucas Shapiro works in global social justice education and is the co-founder of Mayday Space, a hub for arts, activism, and movement building in Brooklyn. He is helping coordinate local Bushwick-based mutual aid and cooperation at the NYC level.
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Joshua Carrera

Project Coordinator, Mayday Space
Josh Carrera, a New Yorker born and raised in Brooklyn. Josh joined the Mayday Collective in 2015 and as staff member in the spring of 2019. As project coordinator, Josh oversees volunteer management, COVID-19 mutual aid coordination, and programming.

Dara Silverman

Make the Road PA
Dara Silverman is a consultant, somatic coach and trainer with 20 years in with organizations and movements for social, racial, economic and gender justice. She partners with women of color to lead organizational change and leadership development initiatives centering racial justice... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT