We are a network of neighbors organizing mutual aid in Durham
We are everyday Durham residents working to lift up local organizing, connect people to resources, and build a citywide movement to address this crisis. Our members include parents, elders, immigrants, people with disabilities and chronic illness, caregivers, care workers, organizers, advocates, and anyone else who wants to get involved.
Neighborhood Mutual Aid Groups
Find your neighborhood’s mutual aid group below. Click for contact info. Take your neighborhood’s survey to share your needs and ways you can offer support.
Mutual aid is happening all over Durham in every neighborhood (and in areas that aren’t defined as neighborhoods). The groups listed here are just those that have formally joined our Durham Mutual Aid network so far. If you’d like to have your group listed here, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re not in any of the neighborhoods listed here and you’d like to connect with others interested in organizing for mutual aid, fill out this form and we can help: http://www.tinyurl.com/DurhamOrganizers.
Mutual Aid Projects in Durham:
What is mutual aid?
Everyone has something to give and something to offer, not just physical resources but time, labor, encouragement, and ideas. Mutual aid is about recognizing that the dominant system is not meeting all of our needs for survival and that we can organize to meet each other’s needs now. Mutual aid cannot pay everyone’s rent (and we recognize that will soon be a universal crisis) but we can take care of each other today and tomorrow in smaller ways. For more info on “mutual aid,” see The Big Door Brigade and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief.