Madison WI Mutual Aid Network mapping summits

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Looks very much like a TransforMap relative. Anybody here interested in communing with this effort? If so, how would you like to do that?

Excerpt from flyer:

Mutual Aid Networks (MANs) are a new type of networked cooperative
‘creating means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.’

We are building a new economy by creating a legal, social and financial framework to help people redesign their work lives and use more comprehensive and resilient kinds of resource sharing and exchange to support themselves and their projects.

People start a MAN cooperative for any purpose - could be to feed everyone on the block, could be a global travel/culture exchange, regional watershed restoration, group of friends wanting a work redesign - and through the networked structure we help each other with both the sharing and exchange tools and the social/legal processes for collectively stewarding projects and resources.

Individual MANs and their supporters are (voluntarily) connected in one big coop, called the Main MAN, incorporated in Wisconsin and open for global membership.

The MAN UP Madison Mapping Summit June 5-12 2016

During this week-long working summit we will convene world-leading technicians and peer-to-peer economy designers, including Michel Bauwens of P2P Foundation, together with local leaders, organizers, and interested residents.

We will identify and map existing assets, show how creative resource exchange and sharing can provide more equitable distribution, and create infrastructure to develop those circuits and resources that are lacking as we move toward local self-sustainability.

We will include a vision for a basic human livelihood and show quite visibly how we can voluntarily, joyfully redistribute wealth through currently available practices.

Then we will act on what we learn.

Mapping for transformation | World Social Forum 2016
Community Report #8 (October 6th)
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Another round of Mutual Aid Network mapping will happen at the MAN Up Skillshare Summit in Madison WI USA August 22-28

The invitation text reads as follows:


2nd International Summit

sharing skills, moving forward

Mutual Aid Networks (MANs) are a new type of networked cooperative creating means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community.

Come help build a neighborly new global economy!

We have what we need, let’s hook it up, plug it in and turn it on.
We can do it!

Communities around the world are piloting MANs designed to meet life’s economic needs - food justice, work redesign, sustainable energy, community justice, housing and transportation access, travel and culture exchange, etc etc. Local MANs are connecting in a global cooperative, the Main MAN, in order to support each other’s success and build a network of networks that can engage the 100% in a neighborly global economy. We’re hosting a summit in Madison Wisconsin to learn from each other and take our work and connections forward.

Goal: To bring together many active participants and leaders of projects and organizations, to share skills in ways that are practical and replicable, and to learn to apply them in our own communities. We will build collaborative relationships and ongoing mutual support.

What to expect: New learning, nuts and bolts action for local communities, access to ongoing technical assistance, training in using MAN tools for your own projects plus mutual support among projects around the world, deepening knowledge, building relationships. And fun, music, art, and nature.

We will offer homestays, feed you delicious food, and schedule plenty of time for enjoyment. You will leave with concrete actionable ideas for how to work with people in your own community to build your dream economy.

Located M-F at Art In 1444 E. Washington Sat. Allied Dr. Sun. Social Justice Center 1202 Williamson

More info is hidden within the documents linked on the page linked from this tweet: