This Working Group will focus on hyper-local mutual aid groups that have organized to share information and provide material and emotional support to communities across the United States and around the world. It will study, from multiple disciplinary perspectives and using multiple methods, the works of these groups, the challenges they face, and how the particular features of this pandemic shape their activities.
Hyper-Local and Emergent Mutual-Aid Responses to COVID-19
Working Group Lead
Robert Soden, University of Toronto
Working Group Members
Aaron Clark-Ginsberg, RAND Corporation
Adriana Garriga-Lopez, Kalamazoo College
Jack Harris, State University of New York at New Paltz
Jennifer Henderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Jiyoung Lee, University of Alabama
Leysia Palen, University of Colorado Boulder
Jonathan Sury, Columbia University
Matthew Van, California State University Long Beach
Lucia Velotti, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ben Wisner, University College London
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