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SOLIDARITY

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CHARITY

Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, and Maria we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after floods and other disasters, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief listens to affected community members and responds with supplies, work crews, and amplifying the grassroots community-led initiatives that blossom following disasters.

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MADR On The Road!

Memphis, TN: Part 1, Presentation

March 3 @ 5:00 pm CST

Memphis, TN: Part 2, Workshop

March 4 @ 12:00 pm CST

Knoxville, TN: Part 2, Workshop

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Asheville, NC: Part 2, Workshop

March 10 @ 12:00 pm EST

Boone, NC: Part 1, Class Visits

March 13 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Boone, NC: Part 2, Public Presentation

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

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Temporary Autonomous Zones

Last week marked the end of our Tampa Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Post-Irma Convergence Center, the space was generously offered to us by St. Paul Lutheran Church. This space was artful, accessible, warm and creative. Like larger social experiments where collectives have free reign to create, projects zipped in and out, ideas flourished and plans were encouraged to fruition. From prisoner letter writing nights, to documentary screenings, to food prep, to the hundreds of care packages sent out from on site, to reportbacks, to workshops, to skillshares, to group meetings, to open mics, to radical caroling practice, and of course, the launching of relief teams doing disaster mutual aid to Puerto Rico, Immokalee, the Keys, Apopka, Jacksonville, and even refugee solidarity work in Belgium and France. We used those four walls to break down other walls and it worked. The space was opened for houseless friends to shower, do laundry and even for a houseless couple to have a romantic anniversary dinner. We shared the space with Tampa Food Not Bombs, Love Has No Borders, Tampa Bay DSA, Restorative Justice [...]

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