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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

March 3 @ 5:00 pm CST

Memphis, TN

March 4 @ 12:00 pm CST

Knoxville, TN

March 6 @ 5:00 pm EST

Knoxville, TN

March 7 @ 5:00 pm EST

Gatlinburg, TN

March 8 @ 5:00 pm EST

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March 9 @ 7:00 pm EST

Asheville, NC

March 10 @ 12:00 pm EST

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March 13 @ 12:30 pm EDT

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Dreaming With Our Hands: On Autonomy, In(ter)dependence, and the Regaining of the Commons

"It was like an atomic bomb went off" a local Boricua, as people born in Puerto Rico are often called, is saying about the view of the mountains the day after Maria passed. "Every branch, and every tree, was torn apart and broken, and scattered everywhere. Every green area was gray and brown." The view now, almost three months after las tormentas, is eerie. The greenery is back, but the forests are very bare compared to how they were. Things can appear to be normal, except for the 60 foot telephone pole hanging over the edge of a cliff here, or leaned over at 45 degree angles onto a building there. As long as they still carry power to their destinations they're left alone, even doubled over, to triage the other downed poles that are actually causing disruptions in the grid. These remnants of devastation can be seen everywhere, and everywhere there are people getting by and adapting to the changes Irma and Maria left behind with whatever limited tools are at their disposal. Car pushed off the road [...]

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Dreaming With Our Hands: On Autonomy, In(ter)dependence, and the Regaining of the Commons

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2017 Reflection: Unafraid of Ruins

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The Disaster is the Colony

Rolling through the gates of west end Aquadilla's Medium/Minimum security prison Institución Correccional de Guerrero, our view widens to capture barbed wire buildings, [...]

This is Caguas

 The rest is Puerto Rico. Centro de Apoyo Mutuo, Centers for Mutual Aid, exist as raised fists across the island landscape of post [...]

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