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Care Not CopsPublisher Lucky Risograph
Author Julia Schaefer and Mark Anthony Hernandez Motaghy
Crown Heights Mutual Aid (CHMA) was formed in March 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. We are a network of neighbors supporting one another and the most vulnerable in our community, mobilizing against the COVID-19 health crisis and the ongoing crises of state violence, food injustice, and housing inequality. CHMA is also a tool for building connections and reciprocal relationships: we all have something to offer, and we all have something we need as we struggle towards justice. This poster is intended to both spread awareness of how to get involved with Crown Heights Mutual Aid and fundraise for our neighbors’ groceries. “Care Not Cops” makes explicit that CHMA is a long-term project, and we are committed to building processes and finding sustainable solutions. Operating in the spirit of collective care and responsibility, we refuse to collaborate with law enforcement in our aid work; much of what we do is necessitated by the violence and oppression carried out by the police and America’s carceral apparatus. Lucky Risograph, who continues to offer free printing services for activists and movement organizers, printed all of our posters. All money raised went toward getting groceries to our neighbors.