Please join us as we begin a month-long Mutual Aid Solidarity Sprint tour from right here in Madison, and explore how mutual aid can help our local businesses, organizations, and neighbors thrive. Hosted by our local Madison Mutual Aid Network cooperative.
We’ll be joined by solidarity economy practitioners from UK, New Zealand, and around our own country and community.
Thursday August 22, 4-6pm at the Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson
Mutual Aid in Enterprise
We’ll look at a few tools that could help us make life easier (like common funds to defray cash flow crunches, or health care costs, or emergency needs; mutual credit between businesses to increase liquidity; the Common Good payment card), discuss the outstanding needs of participants, and how we might explore applying some ideas here at home.
We’ll serve a little food and kids will be welcome (there’s a separate room with toys and art supplies if they’re restless in the meeting space).
Please rsvp. If you can’t make this session there will be plenty of opportunities to engage.
Thursday, August 22, 8-11pm Party at the Crucible! 3116 Commercial Ave.
Ladyscissors and the Hasbians play this party, plus a few short words about the tour, local work, and moving forward. But mostly music and party!!! $5-50 sliding scale suggested donation supports the tour.
Friday August 23, 2-4pm HUMANs (Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks) Annual Membership Meeting. Learn about the upcoming tour plans, then members (join now if you haven’t already!) elect our Board of Directors.
Friday August 23, 6-8pm at Social Justice Center 1202 Williamson St.
Celebration of Sina and Solidarity roundtable
Our celebration is for Sina Davis, and her wonderful contributions to cooperation and solidarity. The Forward Marching Band will give her a New Orleans style send off like we saw together when we went on our fantastic field trip. And we’ll have some more music that you can participate in.
The roundtable is focused on Common Funds for community investment and joyful wealth redistribution. We’re ready to get that going and would love to have it create a sharing bridge between our 2 neighborhoods, Willy Street and Allied Drive.
I hope you can make it. Please spread the word. We’ll have food to share as well, and the space will be kid-friendly.
Then some of us will hit the road for a month to learn deeply, and we’ll come back in late September to start implementing whatever we collectively choose.
Friday September 27, 4-6pm at the Social Justice Center
Madison MAN (Mutual Aid Network) Cooperative First General Membership Meeting
We’ll report back from the road for the first half of our gathering, then give an overview of the Madison MAN Cooperative‘s current projects and governance, and elect our Board of Directors (current Directors are signers of the Articles of Incorporation). Interested in running? Reply to this email.
Yes, that’s a lot. Hope to see you at some of it!
Director, Madison MAN Cooperative; Founder HUMANs global cooperative network