Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER
225 E 26TH STREET, TUCSON, AZ

The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) Training Team is visiting Tucson in September!

Climate Chaos is happening. Adaptation and preparation are essential. Grassroots disaster response will be more and more necessary as we see more catastrophes – infrastructure, economic, and ecological collapses – and as corporations and governments seek only to capitalize on the crises.

The time is right for developing and training a standing network of organizers and volunteers, continually growing in size and efficacy, which will be at-the-ready to respond to natural and unnatural disasters – from hurricanes to hate rallies, from mudslides to mine waste spills – and to help survivors, especially those in marginalized communities, to restore their homes, to build their power, to thrive through cooperation, and to vision a more sustainable future.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADRelief) envisions a new form of humanitarian aid, one that is participatory and empowering, that exemplifies the principle of “Solidarity, Not Charity.” Founded by an already very active network of radical humanitarian aid workers experienced via Common Ground Relief, Occupy Sandy, the Standing Rock Water Protectors, and the long history of diverse grassroots movements seeking to make a better world possible, MADRelief is a new grassroots network that facilitates inter-community direct action disaster response and community-controlled crisis management. Unlike apolitical charities such as the Red Cross, MADRelief innovates and expands their mission by tackling “unnatural disasters” as well, understanding that racist violence, dirty mines and pipelines, and the daily disasters of crushing poverty are all crises that require constructive community responses.

There are two parts to this workshop and you are welcome at either or both!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
7:00 – 8:30 PM
**Protectors v. Profiteers: Communities in Resistance to Disaster Capitalism**
An accessible & entertaining introductory presentation to concepts of disaster preparedness and mutal aid.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
10 AM – 5 PM
**Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst: Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness**
A deeper, participatory workshop for affinity groups and individuals who are ready to get involved.

This event will be primarily in English with live translation to Spanish provided. Childcare provided upon request, please email dropthecharges@nomoredeaths.org if needed.

Food will be provided by donation at both events! Please bring cash for the jar.