Dean Spade: Mutual Aid (2020, Verso) 4 stars

Mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change …

great on why mutual aid matters & how to make it work

4 stars

I love the first half of this book as a primer on what mutual aid is and how it’s different from the world of charity (although as an intro to the concept it will play better for lefty readers who already have some inkling of those problems). And I love the second half as a really practical guide to leadership and management, which is key for mutual aid group dynamics but also full of good material to use for reflecting on this in all sorts of dynamics. The book is short, sweet, and I now have a habit of giving it away to mutual aid friends