Mutual aid is as important in this moment as it ever was. Defund the NYPD & Occupy City Hall Last week the New York City Council passed the 2021 fiscal year budget and failed to cut the NYPD budget by at least $1 billion, despite demands from New Yorkers. Instead, Mayor de Blasio allocated $5.22 billion […]
A Conversation with Kensington-Windsor Terrace Mutual Aid This week, we’re excited to bring you an interview with Aamnah Khan of Kensington-Windsor Terrace Mutual Aid in Brooklyn. She talked to us about strategic fundraising, the cash grants that her group offers, and spreading the word to members of her community in more than 12 different languages. […]
A history of Juneteenth, Calls to Defund, and Reparations! What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth, sometimes known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Jubilee Day, celebrates the end of chattel slavery in this country. On June 19, 1865 – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation – Union soldiers in Galveston, Texas announced that the […]
MANYC Community, This week, we are looking at the history of mutual aid to understand how we got to where we are today, as well as how to exist and thrive together in and beyond COVID-19. For many, this is the first time engaging in “mutual aid” efforts, but oppressed communities have relied on mutual aid for […]
Dear MANYC Community: Here are some urgent calls to action we are hearing from Black leadership across NYC. We share this info in the spirit of self-determination, and we encourage you to follow your conscience as you decide how you want to engage. Remember: There are many ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets, […]
Our work at Mutual Aid NYC is guided by a set of principles. Today, we share them with you — and ask you to help us stay true to these values.