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We Are All We Got — Resources for Mutual Aid During the Coronavirus Pandemic
by Cat Brooks
Monday Mar 16th, 2020 8:09 PM
I know so many of us are scared and panicked in these uncertain times. The truth is that things are going to get worse before they get better. And we should brace ourselves for that while simultaneously doing everything we can do to prevent the spread, like staying home and washing hands vigorously. What is also true is that we will get through this. As a community.
With the help of the community, I have compiled a list of mutual aid resources. There is everything here from support for older and disabled folks, raising money for gig workers and artists - there is even a link to emotional support for Corona anxiety. There are many many resources out there and I hope you find this list useful. Please share with others.

The second most powerful tool we have is accurate information. I’m seeing a lot of inaccurate emails and Facebook posts. That is very dangerous - particularly right now when we must do everything in our power to stop this thing in its tracks. I am not a doctor so I’m not going to give medical advice, but below are some websites that can provide timely and accurate information.

CA Department of Public Health

Best Maps for Tracking Corona Virus

Center for Disease Control

Also tune into UpFront on KPFA Monday-Thursday from 7am-9am as we will have consistent and continuous coverage.

Mutual Aid Resources

Support for Disabled and Elder Community Members:

Disability Justice Culture Collective

Oakland At Risk

Support for Parents and Students:

Teach In With Revolutionary Minds [Online]
Sonia Lewis

The Young Ones, ages 5-12 will meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm.

The Big Guns, ages 13-19 will meet on Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

There will be a parent session on Sundays at 6pm (as needed).

School Shut Down Resources

Support for Artists & Freelancers:

Supporting Artists and Gig Workers

Freelancers and Community Resources

The Creator Fund

Freelance Artist Resources

Arts Resources

Resources for Organizers:

The Justice Collaborative Resources

Resources for Organizers

General Support Resource Lists:

Community Ready Corps

Social Emergency Response Centers

Collective Care for Corona

Another Gulf Resources

Covid Mutual Aid & Advocacy

Unemployment Insurance - This includes Self-Employed workers

State of CA Unemployment Insurance

Free Showers in Berkeley (Even During the Pandemic)
M-F 7:30-8:30 pm
S-S 9-10 am
2701 Telegraph Avenue
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