Discussion of trauma, murder, death; Trump 

'We are resilient': The Activist Sheltering Trans People in Trump's America

"In 2018, I was a participant in the first Black Trans Circles, which was a healing and restorative space for Black trans women and femmes to work through the trauma, grief, and pain we were holding."

theguardian.com/us-news/2020/s

Cooperation Can Be Contagious Particularly When People See the Benefit for Others

"Seeing someone do something good for someone else motivates witnesses to perform their own helpful acts, an insight that could help drive cooperative behavior in communities navigating through the health crisis."

liberalarts.utexas.edu/public-

COVID-19 

"Usually you see them really visibly during kind of sudden disasters...where people are rescuing each other or distributing water or distributing masks...but there's also an ongoing history of people and a contemporary reality of people doing mutual aid projects to deal with the ongoing disasters of the systems we live under."

democracynow.org/2020/3/20/cor

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COVID-19 

"The term 'mutual aid' basically just means when people band together to meet immediate survival needs, usually because of a shared understanding that the systems in place aren’t coming to meet them, or certainly not fast enough, if at all, and that we can do it together right now."

democracynow.org/2020/3/20/cor

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If we channeled all the energy wasted from working to elect politicians and toward mutual aid and organizing community, communities would be healthier, stronger, and more connected.

Ceding agency to politicians--no matter how well-intentioned they are--is ultimately disempowering.

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