The Boone UU Fellowship is teaming up with Showing Up for Racial Justice organizer Shawn Fischer and Blue Ridge Mutual Aid for a community workshop on the principles of mutual aid, local mutual aid networks and opportunities for involvement March 16, 2019, 11:00 am at BUUF.
According to organizers, “Mutual aid is a survival imperative in times of catastrophe. It is a strategy of community support built upon a reciprocal exchange of social and economic resources between those affected, while also addressing systemic and historical causes of harm affecting communities and people through collective organization. Core to mutual aid practices are solidarity, autonomy and collective strength.”
The workshop will highlight the regional mutual aid work that is being done in North Carolina and Central Appalachia and engage community members in identifying ongoing and future mutual projects in Western North Carolina.