How can we build mutual aid into organizing so that you’re building social cohesion, not just advancing a single issue or organization?

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Bigger issue is also how to argue for this approach when others might see it as a distraction from a mobilizing goal?

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Asked on December 13, 2020
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This article by Phil Wilmot may be useful, Covid-19: Harnessing the Obstructive Power of Constructive Program.

'Choosing to repurpose one’s movement toward community needs in times of crisis has short- and long-term strategic value. In this article I share a few thoughts about how movements can build power by serving their local communities—immunizing their movements from losing momentum with a “vaccine” of constructive programs and obstructive strategies.'

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I believe that we lead by example and mutual aid is a great tool for involving people to take action on social issues. For example during the holidays last year, we held a NoOne is Above the Law protest and asked attendees to bring donations of food and toys. We collected over 25 baskets of food and a truckload of toys that were distributed to local charities. The lift was easy, and the public was happy to help.

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