PINA will be offering a 4-part webinar series in September and October on the heritage of mutual aid in the US and internationally and will work through an emerging pattern language for mutual aid to see how it applies to a wide range of projects that can generate economic self-governance. This is part of a larger effort to explore how regional mutual aid initiatives might contribute to the regional permaculture hubs in the U.S.
This webinar will focus on a major strategy for overcoming structural economic and social barriers that prevent permaculture from making the deep transformations we seek. On the basis of mutual aid, and collaborating at a key level of scale—larger than village, smaller than state—groups of our ancestors (across most cultures) have found power in the presence of hostile and oppressive conditions, as they pooled resources to manage large scale territories (see Italian farming co-operative history) and set long-term positive directions for their communities.A goal for the course is for each participant to focus the mutual aid lens on one clear and significant new design idea which would begin economic transformation in their career and life.
For more information or to register, please visit: https://pina.in/events/mutual-aid-as-an-organizing-strategy-webinar/