a refrigerator and a painted sign that says "The People's Fridge"


  • WHEN

    12 AM–12 AM on August 23, 2021

In the months bridging our society out of an extraordinary year of revolutionary caregiving, Asian Arts Initiative will present public programming and an interactive showcase of mutual aid initiatives led by Black, Indigenous and other People of Color in the city of Philadelphia.

Premised on the radical notion that everyday life is a social movement, we look at the invisibilized labor of “natural” caregivers, the joyful innovations of communities of care. We will explore how the principles of inclusion and equity we are so good at instilling in young people can be translated into exploitative institutional systems which prioritize productivity over care.

Further themes and animating questions around the topic of care include:

+ Revolutionary mothering

+ Institutional care

+ Recovering ground lost for caregivers

+ Recognizing and dismantling paternalistic care

+ The future of care

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