Indigenous Mutual Aid - Raising emergency funds for families, providing training on mutual aid programs, teaching creative writing for self-expression, plus a little open mic performance jam. Distribution of funds raised prioritizes the elders, sick, unemployed, parents, immuno-vulnerable, and displaced.
~~~~~~ INDIGENOUS ARTISTS UNITE FOR MUTUAL AID ~~~~~~ "Creative Writing/Mutual Aid Online Workshop! All proceeds benefit Native families struggling during the covid economic slump." This generous offer by an Indigenous artist collective to offer webinar workshops, mutual aid training programs and performances as a fundraiser for affected native families, received 500 applications in 24 hours after their first event. You can see the promo video here:
~~~~~~~SIGN UP AND/OR DONATE DIRECTLY~~~~~ You can still register for the first workshop and receive access to the recording and materials. Their next event is April 12th, but you don't have to sign up, to donate, of course ;) you can give here and upvote this cause, or donate directly as shown below.
From their signup/donation page (found here www.tinyurl.com/covidcreativity):
In this 2-hour class, the Dream Warriors will facilitate a writing workshop/community mutual aid training. Join us for an array of writing exercises and creative explorations. While we are all being asked to stay home during the COVID crisis, let’s use this introspective time to generate creative works and help families in need at the same time. At the end of this webinar, the Dream Warriors will give a mini virtual concert for your enjoyment. We will also start the webinar with a mindfulness meditation exercise to assist us all in this time of ungroundedness.
From their application website (found here www.tinyurl.com/nativerelief: Thank you for being patient with us, as we are a small organization trying to help as fast as we can. We will keep you all in our strong prayers until we can open back up again on April 4th.
Love, The Dream Warriors
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.
We know that these are difficult and trying times for so many of us. Dream Warriors artists will host multiple webinars throughout these next months to help fundraise for a mutual aid fund. You will be able to apply to receive funds to help with needs generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we aren't able to give a lot of money or funds to everyone who applies, it is our hope that we can help as many people as possible.
If you would like to donate to the fund please use PayPal: paypal.me/nativefund1680 For more information on Dream Warriors visit: www.dreamwarriors.co