Portland Mutual Aid Radio
By Portland Mutual Aid Radio
This podcast is intended to help disseminate relevant information to help in coordinating mutual aid efforts within the Portland Metro Area in Oregon.
Episode 6: Interview with Crisis Kitchen
In Episode 6, we’re bringing you another interview with folks doing important mutual aid work in the greater Portland, Oregon metro area—this time with Eli, Sam, Claire, and Lee, part of the team behind Portland, Oregon-based Crisis Kitchen. The Crisis Kitchen crew are one of a handful of organizations in town who are working long hours and finding creative ways to get food to people in the area who are experiencing food insecurity. They source the ingredients, cook delicious, nourishing meals—and then deliver them! Please give this episode a listen to learn how you can support the important (and impressive) work they’re doing. Some of the resources mentioned in the episode (more to come!): Crisis Kitchen website (https://crisiskitchenpdx.com/) Crisis Kitchen Instagram Donate to Crisis Kitchen: @crisiskitchen on Venmo
April 26, 2020
Episode 5: Urban Foraging with Choya, Aurora and CJ
Show notes and other resources below. This evening we enjoyed an informative, inspiring conversation with three Portland friends and comrades—Choya, Aurora and CJ—who shared an introduction to urban foraging. We’re confident you’ll enjoy it, too. Some of the resources mentioned in the episode (more to come!): Book: Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification Book: Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation More to come!
March 28, 2020
Episode 4: Portland and the global movement for a rent strike
We enjoyed an incredibly informative and inspiring interview with Olivia Olivia, the local media support for Rent Strike Portland (Oregon) and the admin of the COVID-19 Portland Oregon Area Community Support Facebook group (link below). Olivia offers context and insights on many aspects of this, including: Why is a rent freeze important in addition to the temporary ban on evictions? How do mortgage holders factor into this? What are the aims and demands for this rent strike in Portland? What are other cities doing on this? What is the best first step for folks who want—or need—to get involved with this? Some of the resources mentioned in the episode (more to come!): COVID-19 Portland Oregon Area Community Support Facebook group PDX Rent Strike website PDX Rent Strike (Instagram) PDX Rent Strike (Facebook) PDX Rent Strike (Twitter) Rent Strike Toolkit for Organizers and Strikers Tune in to the other things Olivia is up to! Olivia Olivia (Facebook) Olivia Olivia (website) @writeswrongs (Instagram)
March 25, 2020
Episode 3: Talking about mental health resources, self care and mutual aid
We're coming to you from our alternate studio tonight—also known as our bed! In this episode, we wanted to have a conversation about mental health and provide some resources to those in need—as well as for those who might be able to support the people and services providing this aid. We know that many of us are experiencing mental health challenges right now and for good reason. This pandemic has affected us all in different ways. Please share this out and get in touch with resources we should include on our site and in upcoming episodes!
March 24, 2020
Episode 2: Our first interview with a long-time local activist + how to get involved
We invited Patrik from People-Places-Things to join us today to talk about an opportunity for folks to spend some time in community with immigrants and refugees as online mentors and resource navigators during this time when we are all practicing social distancing. Listen to this great interview and get in touch with Patrik and team about their Virtual Mentors program. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
March 24, 2020
Episode 1: Introducing Portland Mutual Aid Radio
This podcast is intended to help disseminate relevant information to help in coordinating mutual aid efforts within the Portland Metro Area in Oregon. It is a direct response to the community needs that have dramatically risen with the onset of the coronavirus, COVID-19, which has become a global pandemic. We say needs that have dramatically risen because we know that many of these needs already existed long before the outbreak of the virus. We’ve seen some amazing mutual aid efforts taking place in Portland and, with this podcast, we wanted to create additional ways for communities in the area to receive important and timely information on resources and support. Our intention is to provide updates at least once or maybe even twice a day with relevant information to support our Portland communities in staying as healthy and safe as possible during these difficult times. We’ll summarize credible news updates on things that impact our area and provide referrals to area resources and tips on how we can take care of ourselves and one another. We hope that this podcast will be valuable to folks as we build a solidarity movement in this time of this global crisis and beyond. Mutual aid is not only beneficial in times of disaster and crisis but is something we should be building together for our collective future—because capitalism is trash, it is destroying the planet and we cannot rely on the government and corporate billionaires. As the medics say “We take care of us.” Show notes and links Help Medics Make & Give Out Hand Sanitizer: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-medics-give-out-hand-sanitizer Support Rosehip Medic Collective’s work here: http://www.rosehipmedics.org/donate/ COVID-19 Portland Oregon Area Community Support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250351509316733/ PDX Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2659926490905139/ Instagram: @pdxcovid19mutualaid PDX Mutual Aid Food Delivery (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/groups/786741751849155/
March 23, 2020