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 […]

What do arts and crafts have to do with mutual aid?

Creating Community through Crafting: Welcome to Mutual Morris’s Crafting Guild Arts and crafts are fun, relaxing, stimulating of creativity, good for our health, and rewarding in many ways for individuals. Like most things, doing them collectively multiplies the benefits as people come together to learn new skills from one another, but also socialize, bond, and […]

Community Self-Defense – February 2023

A photo of our two facilitators leading our workshop outside under a tent on the grass with many people seated and standing around them listening.

Nobody was prepared for the Covid pandemic, including us. Though there was also an outbreak of greed, paranoia, racism, denialism, and wilful ignorance, we kept hope because we saw firsthand the natural human tendency to care and want to help shine through everywhere we looked. The love and support of hundreds of regular people like […]

Housing Council – February 2023

A photo of a group of people sitting in a park with a hand-drawn sign in the foreground that reads "Housing Council. Is your rent too high?" and graphics of red and pink hearts photoshopped over to cover individuals' faces for privacy.

With mutual aid, we can change how we look at our shared struggles and how we build solutions, led by the people most impacted, from the ground up. We have the solutions to our problems. We know what we need; we need safe and affordable housing. Thousands of families across Morris County are struggling to […]

A Letter For A Friend

A letter of appreciation to my best comrade Alex, to raise funds to cover her medical bills. “Somos mejores porque existe el amor” – Victor Jara Chilean teacher, artist, singer-songwriter and Communist political activist assassinated by US-supported Pinochet dictatorship. Alex: In this hellscape that is sometimes the world we live in, I’m honored to be […]

Collective Care in NJ Classrooms

Ahead of 2022-2023 School Year, Educators, Parents, and Students Reimagine the Classroom Setting with Mutual Aid For immediate release September 1, 2022 Contact: Morris County, NJ – This week, Mutual Morris, a mutual aid organization in Morris County, NJ, hosted one of their many virtual workshops, “Mutual Aid in the Classroom” for parents, teachers, […]

Pride is mutual aid.

Pride community wanted, and needed, now as much as ever! In June of 1969, the Stonewall uprising was a response to the police raids and other state violence that have kept minoritized groups of people down throughout modern history. It was a series of events calling for liberation and autonomy not just for gay, bisexual, […]

Why a radical Pride still matters

As Mutual Morris’s members and friends plan a variety of activities and events for Pride month this June, focusing on education, community-building, and resistance to the status quo, we ask “Why does an alternative to mainstream Pride events matter to you?”. Here are some of our answers. We’d love to hear yours! Alex: “The suits […]


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