Mutual Aid Toolbox
Conditions are already disastrous and getting worse under the new presidential administration. This new Mutual Aid Toolbox is a collection of tools for creating mutual aid projects to help each other survive the brutal realities of poverty, criminalization, immigration enforcement, racism, ablism and violence, and building the world we want to live in where everyone has everything we need. The site has hundreds of projects and tools for starting projects that we need right now.
Mutual aid is a term to describe people giving each other needed material support, trying to resist the control dynamics, hierarchies and system-affirming, oppressive arrangements of charity and social services. Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable.
Image credit: Seth Tobocman.