Building and strengthening our capacities to take care of our communities through mutual aid is a powerful way of reclaiming and reimagining the decolonial, anticapitalist future. In particular, this moment is unveiling the dehumanizing effects of schooling on teachers, students, and families - ranging from the pressure and expectations on educators and students to be highly functioning and over productive, lack of access to technology and resources, income loss/job instability, etc.
This moment requires the will to act in collective solidarity. In this time of crisis, XITO is creating a mutual aid fund for educators, graduate students and organizers as a way of redistributing resources. We are providing a small number of mini-grants as well as calling on those who are able to donate part or all of their stimulus checks to be awarded through this fund.
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We are able to offer a limited number of $300 mini-grants. Eligibility to apply:
Must be an educator (K-20), graduate student, or community organizer directly involved in education.
Preference will be given to former XITO institute participants.
These grants might be used for supporting educators’ shift to distance teaching, providing internet access/food/gift cards to students, support for specific community or familial needs.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020. Grants to be awarded no later than May 3, 2020
To apply, click here: https://forms.gle/ZqeKv5WraJZ7xqQf9