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Technical support for Chicago Mutual Aid Groups #204
About the group
Chicago Covid19 Mutual Aid is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the greater Chicagoland region.
Mutual aid projects are a form of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political conditions, not just through symbolic acts or putting pressure on their representatives in government, but by actually building new social relations that are more survivable. Most mutual aid projects are volunteer-based, with people jumping in to participate because they want to change what is going on right now, not wait to convince corporations or politicians to do the right thing.
This breakout group, also is here to serve the technical and data needs of the network and neighborhood groups. All the work we do is driven by the needs and requests of the neighborhood point people.
You can read more and get introduced to our group here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qITH9OS0TTTylYrDGzcKT7TQWTg6z1QPr-JnI34dvqE/edit#
Nicole Lopez (slack: @ni_lo)
Who we're looking for
Here’s a list of the kinds of things that we do:
Chi Hack Night slack channel
I am doing very similar work atm regarding putting resources up onto a website so I’d be interested to hear more about those plans! Maybe we can collaborate.
I haven’t looked at the code for this project yet but it but it also looked like a promising proof of concept: