In this webinar, mutual aid practitioners in the Twin Cities, Chicago, and Atlanta discuss the past, present, and future of mutual aid. In the midst of COVID-19, mutual aid networks have emerged across the country. But what is mutual aid? And how does it connect with broader movements for economic democracy and a solidarity economy?
Addressing these issues are three panelists:
Danielle Mkali is director of Cooperatives, Transformation, and Healing at Nexus Community Partners in St. Paul, Minn., where she is helping disburse $3.1 million in funds raised during the uprising that followed the murder of George Floyd.
Mike Strode serves as a solidarity economy organizer in Chicago, Illinois, for the Kola Nut Collaborative, a mutual support network of people who are engaged in the reciprocal exchange of services, skills, and goods through a timebank system.
Dr. Yolande Tomlinson is a radical queer Black feminist Mama, educator, writer, and community builder who serves as co-director of the Organization for Human Rights and Democracy and is a co-coordinator of the Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund.