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Mutual-Aid & Self-Help Groups

Groups or organizations that are dedicated to building and maintaining relationships of mutual aid and support between and among their members.

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December 20, 2021

How to Start a Library of Things

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An interview with Gene Homicki, co-founder and CEO of myTurn, an online platform for managing libraries of things.

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October 25, 2021

Organizing for Food Justice in a Texas Food Desert

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How food several Dallas food justice organizations joined together to bring healthy food to the city's several food deserts.

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September 16, 2021

‘Black Banker Ladies’ and the Power of the Informal

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ROSCAs consist of the regular pooling of money among friends and neighbors. It’s a way for individuals to amass chunks of money and is relied upon by millions of Black women in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America as a trusted alternative to formal banking systems that often exclude them.

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June 21, 2021

The Banker Ladies

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The Banker Ladies tells the stories of Ginelle, Aisha and Mabinty, three Black women in Toronto creating diverse financial services for their communities through Rotating Saving and Credit Associations (ROSCAs).

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May 13, 2021

Learning from Hall Socialism

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Historian-activists Kassandra Luciuk and Saku Pinta join us to discuss the "hall socialism" that flourished in communities of Finnish and Ukrainian migrant workers in the early 20th century.

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April 26, 2021

Mississippi Failed its Residents During a Crisis, So They Helped Themselves

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Class and racial disparities worsened the winter storm crisis in the Southern US in Feb. 2021. Local groups stepped in to help fill the void of state support.

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February 11, 2021

Disaster Relief, Mutual Aid, and Revolt

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How Puerto Ricans are using their long experience of mutual aid to counter government austerity.

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February 1, 2021

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

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This conversation illustrated 4 of the many stories of what the work actually looks like on the ground.

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March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Catalyzes Growing Wave of Grassroots Action

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Despite social distancing measures resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, people are forming grassroots groups to meet common needs and combat social isolation.

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September 23, 2019

How to set-up a mobile mutual aid herbal apothecary

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Mutual aid mobile apothecaries are taking off as a model for providing health services to people who may not have access otherwise.