Mutual Aid Reading Space

In collaboration with the Humanities Action Lab, we’re co-hosting this recurring reading space on Thursdays 7-8pm EST from November 11th to December 9th. This will be a place anyone can go to read together in whatever ways feel helpful to exploring the historical backgrounds of and theoretical approaches to mutual aid, with a particular focus on Indigenous and Black mutual aid traditions discussed in our Mutual Aid Reading Group.

Join the space any Thursday by clicking here.

The group will be collectively created by participants, with members sharing articles, zines, videos, podcasts, and other accessible materials that excite them. Using a range of creative approaches, we will deepen our ideas of community care, support collaborative learning and organizing relationships, and foster non-hierarchical and radical engagement with each other.

Session Schedule
Wednesday November 10th 7-9pm EST
Wednesday December 1st 7-9pm EST
Wednesday December 15th 7-9pm EST

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first session of the Mutual Aid Reading Group, it was an incredible and powerful experience!

Reading Group Collected Materials

We have begun collecting materials that members of the reading group are sharing with each other. You can check out suggested readings, videos, and events here. We’ll keep adding to this doc as the group grows!

What’s the Mutual Aid Reading Group

The Mutual Aid Reading Group is an open space to explore the historical backgrounds of and theoretical approaches to mutual aid, with a particular focus on Indigenous and Black mutual aid traditions. The group is collectively created by participants, with members sharing articles, zines, videos, podcasts, and other accessible materials that excite them. Using a range of creative approaches, we will deepen our ideas of community care, support collaborative learning and organizing relationships, and foster non-hierarchical and radical engagement with each other. The group is a project of HAL’s Translocal Learning Studio and co-facilitated by TLS members and mutual aid organizers Melody Magly, Tara Taylor, and Leora Fuller.

What’s the Translocal Learning Studio

HAL’s Translocal Learning Studio (TLS) is a virtual studio for developing and expanding accountable, transformative, and community-centered learning practices that activate history and memory for justice-centered movements and mutual aid in the current moment. This studio is “translocal,” a core tenet of HAL that honors the unique circumstances, autonomy, and tools of hyperlocal organizing and supports building reciprocal learning relationships between these localities across the world.

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