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Police Free Penn Mutual Aid

PFP Mutual Aid works to meet survival needs and build shared understanding about why people do not have what they need.

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Police Free Penn Mutual Aid is all of us

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Jake Nussbaum

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kay

backer

$210 USD

Sarah Shor

$162 USD

k

$123 USD

Bethany

$110 USD

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$110 USD

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Today’s balance

$311.51 USD

Total raised

$2,190.20 USD

Total disbursed

$1,878.69 USD

Estimated annual budget

$2,669.92 USD

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News from Police Free Penn Mutual Aid

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Partner Payment for Trap Inc. & Summer Vacation!

We want to thank all of our contributors that allowed us to support Trap Inc. as a empowering model of support for our Philadelphia communi...
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Published on June 28, 2022 by Christopher R. Rogers

Freedom Side School is coming together this weekend!

Hi Friends, You are invited to a fabulous outdoor party and fundraiser for ...
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Published on May 17, 2022 by Christopher R. Rogers

Announcing our 2nd Partner: The Trap Need It.

We have our new Mutual Aid partner! The Trap Need It is a Black-led harm reduction group working to meet t...
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Published on April 6, 2022 by Christopher R. Rogers

About


PFP Mutual Aid works to meet survival needs and build shared understanding about why people do not have what they need.


With roots dating back to the summer of 2020, Police Free Penn is an abolitionist assembly of Penn-affiliated individuals who organize to abolish policing and transform community safety at the University of Pennsylvania. This vision is expansive, because in order to achieve the abolitionist world we envision, it requires ALL OF US to engage and be accountable to the expansive vision of a different society, requiring we transform our relationships to create just systems where we may all live with dignity. In our founding demands, we reiterated that “This mission requires us to coordinate with organizing outside of the Penn bubble, because the illusion of the “bubble” pretends that our struggles are not interconnected and that what happens at Penn doesn’t significantly impact the overall city and larger world.” This has inspired our local organizing during the significant campaigns and numerous direct actions that we’ve taken on since our launch, drawing inspiration from the local movement leadership of the Black Philly Radical Collective and other BIPOC-led organizing in Philadelphia. 

We recognize mutual aid organizing as one platform for ALL Penn-affiliated individuals to continue to grow in our solidarity with oppressed communities, following the three key elements of mutual aid as defined by Dean Spade:
  • Mutual aid projects work to meet survival needs and build shared understanding about why people do not have what they need. 
  • Mutual aid projects mobilize people, expand solidarity, and build movements. 
  • Mutual aid projects are participatory, solving problems through collective action rather than waiting for saviors. 
It’s also important to remember what mutual aid is not, and what it will not achieve: 
  • This mutual aid project is not charity. We are not here to provide resources based on sympathy for the unfortunate but to invest in individuals and initiatives that accelerate the possibility to undo the root causes of people’s oppression leading to our collective liberation. This work is about freeing us too.  
  • This mutual aid project is not and cannot ever be reparations. 
  • This mutual aid project is not and will not ever be a long-term solution to delivering the resources that our current economic system withholds from the majority of our communities. That is the work of political organizing which this platform cannot adequately respond.

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