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Mutual Aid: How Neighbors Are Helping Neighbors

January 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


When community members come together to help meet one another’s needs, everyday acts like cooking a meal or sharing household supplies can make neighborhoods stronger and more interconnected. They are also less dependent upon systems that have historically exploited them. Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition highlights some ways mutual aid has played a major role in Philadelphia’s resistance history and explores this practice of care further in, “Mutual Aid: How Neighbors Are Helping Neighbors.” This free program will include a moderated panel discussion about what our communities are doing to support and grow the legacy of mutual aid in our city. The panel discussion will occur in-person at Blackwell Regional Library and will be livestreamed at Logan and Fishtown. Free food platters will be available at all three locations. Food is first come, first served.

Thursday, January 26, 2023 3:00 p.m.
Three Free Library Locations:

Lucien R. Blackwell Regional Library: 125 S 52nd St.

Logan Library: 1333 Wagner Ave.

Fishtown Community Library: 1217 E Montgomery Ave.


Panelists and Organizations:

Tanika Little, Executive Director of Ian-Yae’s In Touch

The People’s Kitchen

Meg Finley, Senior Services and Nutrition Director, Lutheran Settlement House


Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition reveals what eight local activists, cultural organizers, and artists unearthed when they dug deeply into the same Philadelphia archives that have historically excluded their voices and perspectives. Through archival items, rare books, oral histories, and original artwork, Chronicling Resistance counters the systemic erasure of Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ people from the historical record, breaks silences, and uncovers new ways of understanding and enacting resistance. See this dynamic and unique exhibition now through Jan. 31, 2023.

Chronicling Resistance has been generously supported by the Mellon Foundation and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support and collaboration with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries.



January 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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