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Check out the following new zines which you can download and print out.
The first discusses safety practices for mutual aid organizing: how to interact with each other, the public, and supplies while doing mutual aid organizing in the context of the coronavirus.
The second is a DIY guide for making hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes.
The last is a zine version of a recent article from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief.
Safety Practices for Mutual Aid, Food, and Supply Distribution During the Coronavirus Outbreak
This zine is a quick compilation of the following resources accessible online to support mutual aid-based projects providing services for their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Safety Practices for COVID-19/Coronavirus Mutual Aid Projects – http://bit.ly/mutualaidCOVIDsafetypractices
- QueerCare Resources for Support Care In and In Response to the COVID019 Global Pandemic – http://bit.ly/QueerCareResources
- Food Handling During Outbreak – http://bit.ly/mutualaidCOVIDfoodhandling
Note this zine is NOT meant for those providing direct care for individuals with Coronavirus. Distribute to those who are undertaking the challenging and scary work of navigating this crisis while getting communities the resources they need to survive. To make edits or suggestions, contact [email protected]
DIY guide to making hand-sanitizer, cleansing wipes, and keeping your hands clean.
When Every Community is Ground Zero: Pulling Each Other Through a Pandemic
Community mobilizations for mutual aid and medical solidarity have formed in as many spaces as the new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread.
From continent to continent, people have innovated and navigated through information suppression, governmental inadequacy and unpreparedness as well as supply shortages in panic-economies with global financial markets plummeting.
The global pandemic is a disaster enveloping all of the intersections where climate catastrophes typically surge, storm-batter and strand impacted regions, but when every community is a different version of ground zero, sourcing from within, in as much as possible, becomes a critical component.
Piecing together carefully constructed information on defending our communities, building bridges over access and info gaps for folks with differing vulnerabilities and sharing comprehensive information on harm reduction, DIY resource building and responding with best practices is the radical solidarity being generated by folks across the world.
A compendium of this information below constructs this piece, every bit as much as it deconstructs the notion that the state will save us in a time of crisis.