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May 2022
Published on May 31, 2022 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, We hope this email finds you well! Please read on for Ward 2 Mutual Aid programming and requests for cash assistance from our neighbors. Encampment Team Updates As we prepare for summer, our encampment...
Friends + supporters, Ready to get involved with our ward 2 mutual aid team? Join our onboarding meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm for folks who are interested in supporting our Ward 2 neighbors! We are looking for support in answering...
February 2022
Published on February 27, 2022 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, We wish you a Happy Black History Month! Our work in mutual aid is inspired and informed by the direct action efforts of Black revolutionaries, who have tirelessly led trans-national and domestic uprisings against west...
Invitation to W2MA All Hands Meeting
Published on January 31, 2022 by Niyati Shah
Dear neighbors, If you have been involved with Ward 2 Mutual Aid in any capacity – or have been meaning to get involved! – we’d like to invite you to join us for a virtual all-hands meeting on Tuesday, February 8, from 7:00...
Request for Cash Assistance
Published on January 12, 2022 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, Thank you for contributing to our tent fundraiser – you helped us order 13 tents for our unhoused neighbors! We are now raising funds for cash assistance to our unhoused and housing-insecure community members; many nee...
Request for Tents + Tent Donations!
Published on January 4, 2022 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, Since October 2020, Ward 2 Mutual Aid and the People for Fairn...
December 2021
Published on December 31, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, This year, we saw how mutual aid and collective care have the power to subvert capitalist structures that oppress Black, brown, low-income, and unhoused people. We can destabilize societal inequities by creating ecosys...
November 2021
Published on November 30, 2021 by Samuel Wagstaff
Friends + supporters, As we move into winter, our neighbors have more and more urgent requests. Please see below! Urgent Requests from the Encampment Outreach Team Every Friday for over one year now,...
October 2021
Published on October 30, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, Ward 2 Mutual Aid has received so many donations and new comrades this fall! Thank you for redistributing your wealth to help meet the needs of our neighbors. Update from Encampment Outreach Team Since...
September 2021
Published on September 30, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, Happy Fall! Please read below for a few pressing updates about our community. DC’s Pilot Program Criminalizes + Invisibilizes Homelessness This past month, D.C.’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health...
August 2021
Published on August 31, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, As August comes to an end, we want to acknowledge and amplify the incredible work of DC’s mutual aid organizations, as they’ve tirelessly redistributed wealth into our communities and worked towards the abolition of st...
Invitation: Peace Day 2021
Published on August 16, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, We are inviting you to join us in the celebration of Peace Day 2021 on Saturday, August 21 at 4 pm in Malcolm X Park. This event will be held in support of Ward 1 Mu...
July 2021
Published on July 29, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, Thank you for all that you have made possible this year. Your donations have supported our work to meet urgent community needs since March 2020, primarily through biweekly grocery delivery to 150 households, and weekly...
Hello! We are in the process of building our infrastructure and we are encouraging more volunteers to join us in our in-person and virtual mutual aid efforts. We'd like to invite you to an onboarding/orientation meeting on ...
May 2021
Published on May 31, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, We hope that this letter finds you happy and healthy! Before we delve into an update on mutual aid activities, we wanted to express our solidarity with the Palestinian uprising and resistance. Mutual aid is inherently...
April 2021
Published on April 27, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, The past few weeks have reinforced the need to cultivate mutual aid, to abolish the police (and the prison industrial complex), and to move away from other systems of state violence that destroy Black communities. We s...
1 Year Anniversary
Published on March 23, 2021 by Niyati Shah
Friends + supporters, As we head into our 1 year anniversary of coming together to meet each other's needs and build a more resilient community in Ward 2, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for the continued support we've see...
2020 Recap
Published on January 21, 2021 by Jackie Giovanniello
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for being a part of the Ward 2 Mutual Aid Pod! We know this update is long overdue. (Mirar en la siguiente página para español) Who we are: Ward 2 Mutual Aid is an all-volunteer, grassr...