This is part 2 of 4 in our Mental Health in the Movement series!
Over the last year of the Covid-19 pandemic, many on-campus projects have halted and navigating campus bureaucracy has become more of a challenge. In their stead, students on college and university campuses began to tap into another realm of organizing called mutual aid. Now that we’ve hit the 1-year mark and the country is beginning to open up again, there is a lot of uncertainty about what campuses — and campus work — will look like moving forward. During this session, Cookie Desai (she/her) will be exploring some of the following questions about mutual aid, campus organizing, and the possibility of utilizing both frameworks on your own campus as we work to create a more just and equitable Zero Waste Movement. How can we utilize lessons learned from this era to define what mutual aid is within the context of a campus? How do you engage in mutual aid and make it fun? How do you keep the momentum going on your projects and in your communities in a way that is both sustainable and looks towards the future? How do you keep team members motivated along with you in a way that priorities care over the bottom line?
This series is pay-what-you-can and open to all. If you plan to attend and have the means, please consider donating to our Movement Building Fund, which supports PLAN in continuing to offer reduced and no-cost events, like this one!