Building toward Mutual Aid: A Training

Sunday, April 8
2–8 p.m.
Off Center Gallery
64 N. Huron, Ypsilanti

The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting our community. Currently MADRelief is on a national capacity-building and educational tour. They will explain how natural storms turn into unnatural disasters through dangerous new forms of “disaster capitalism” and “extreme resource extraction,” and train folks on the principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response, covering a wide range of topics such as “Principles of Solidarity, Not Charity,” “Scouting, Mapping, and Understanding Your Community’s Resources,” “Building Power in Collaboration,” “Overcoming Trauma Together,” and “The Logic of Logistics.”

The day will include talks as well as workshops, in large and small groups.

An awesome feminist-queer collective will be making enough food for a basic vegan dinner for all, but it will be simple. So if you can (but no pressure if not), please bring a vegan or vegetarian dish to share for a potluck supper together, and if needed, snacks for yourself during the afternoon.

Suggested donation of $5 to $20, sliding scale, to mutually aid the MADR tour folks, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Hosted by Solidarity & Defense, Huron Valley

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