Mutual Aid Around the World

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Elia Zaru, Maisa Bascuas, Ana Julia Bustos and Zhi Zhu

Zoom Meeting ID: 921 1300 2498 Second of a series of student-organized workshops around the theme of "Revaluing Care in the Times of COVID-19" - this one on the ways the pandemic has both revealed a crisis well underway and precipitated a new crisis. This workshop will explore the emerging global phenomenon of mutual aid in the pandemic era. We invite mutual aid practitioners and researchers from Italy, China, and Argentina. They will share observations from the ground as well as offer insights about the embedded structural issues. How do we measure the benefits and risks of mutual aid? What is the relationship between mutual aid assistance and state assistance? How might mutual aid in the pandemic differ fro that in other circumstances? With connections and comparisons between different countries we hope to altogether re-imagine and move towards a future full of new possibilities of care.

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