Madison Mutual Aid Network Cooperative
With special guests from Mutual Aid Distaster Relief!
Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm
at Art In - 1444 E. Washington
We’ll provide delicious food and a kid-friendly space. You can enjoy the company of good neighbors while you learn about Madison’s new Mutual Aid Network, the Madison MAN Cooperative.
This month we have very special guests from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief! Some of us enjoyed their fantastic training on Sunday - learn about it, talk about local efforts and dreams, and explore how we will all work together and support each other in the future.
Mutual Aid Networks are novel networked cooperatives that ‘create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.’
Born from a project of the Dane County TimeBank, and building on the legacy of Madison HOURS local currency and many formal and informal cooperative projects around the world, Mutual Aid Networks connect timebanking, shared resources (like tool libraries, commons gardens, shared laundry facilities, makerspaces, etc), pooled money, and other forms of mutual credit and free exchange to support each other doing the work we want to do — in our professional lives, family lives, communities, and personal lives. And valuing leisure! And education! And care, investment in the future, environmental regeneration, sustainable and accessible building, and on and on. We can use existing tools and new technologies to build a healthier prosperity this way, and it can unleash forces of problem solving and collaboration that we haven’t yet seen.
People around the world have created similar networks, which are coming together in a global cooperative network, Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks (HUMANs) to make a new neighborly and regenerative global economy. Help us make it happen here.
Come for the whole thing if you can, but if you can only stop in for a while, please feel welcome!