Mutual Morris

Public Comment to Town Council of Dover, Feb 13, 2024

This is the letter we sent: “Mutual Morris is a mutual aid group made up of members of the community helping each other. We have not only been getting to know the homeless community, many of us are part of the homeless community too. Our members struggle every day to get out of the cycles […]

Teach Truth

On Saturday June 10th, Mutual Morris held a Teach-in to Teach Truth in Madison, in collaboration with Radical Pedagogy Institute and the Zinn Education Project as part of the nationwide Teach Truth Day of Action. Students and teachers from the community, Drew University, and Rutgers University organized the local action to combat local school board […]

Crafting Guild April 2023

Holidays are incredibly hard on our environment. From wrapping paper and decorations to unneeded gifts to gimmicky candy and toys, we produce huge amounts of stuff in our factories and ship it all over the world only to throw most of it away the day after the holiday is over. This stuff doesn’t honor the […]

Community Self-Defense and the Environment

April post in honor of Earth Day. Concerned about the local impacts of climate change? Our Community Self-Defense working group thinks a lot about this. Extreme weather is just one of the things we aim to prepare ourselves and our communities for. We did two presentations in March to educate communities about community organizing, self […]

Mutual Aid and Storytelling: Powerful Reciprocity

Mutual Morris has been collaborating with the Rutgers University Humanities Action Lab (HAL) for nearly two years on the power of storytelling and how that creates more powerful mutual aid networks in our community. We were asked to present to a mutual aid class as well as a virtual conference made up of researchers, educators, […]

Environmental Justice and the Classroom: Green Gaslighting

Many of us recall being in elementary school and learning how to “reduce, reuse, recycle.” The recycling symbol has long been associated with the classroom and student learning. We learn about the importance of recycling and turning off our faucets and lights as we are growing up. This barely-there “environmental education” has remained largely unchanged […]

Workers’ Council Thoughts on the Environment

Much of the argument against saving the earth has to do with saving jobs. We need these jobs, they say, so we can’t do anything that might threaten industries and businesses. Of course, this isn’t true: it’s only their profits that they care about. But somehow, this obstacle keeps putting an end to the conversations […]

Earth Day 2023: Mutual aid and climate change

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we look at our projects through an environmental lens this time. Some words from Howard Zinn that help us to stay hopeful: “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only […]

Stories of Mutual Aid – Gwen

Mutual Morris is collecting stories about our work and lessons learned over the last three years, and also from our community about the struggles we face and the ways we have come together to provide mutual aid and solidarity. Here is a brief excerpt of a recent conversation. Gwen is a woman with disabilities, living […]

Mutual Aid in the Classroom – February 2023

Why Does Mutual Aid Belong in the Classroom? This working group was created by community members who teach in a variety of roles–from home tutors, to public school and home educators, to others working in various instructional capacities outside of the classroom–to address the monumental inequities that exist not-so-far beneath the surface of the foundation […]