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COVID19 Virus and Medical Systems Literacy

Including basic information, education, prevention, protection, preparedness, navigating medical systems, caring for others, etc.

For example...
- education on infectious diseases, viruses, pandemics, and understanding useful medical language/ medical systems
- education on health and dealing with emergency health scenarios
- when and how to seek medical attention for Covid-19
- prevention: how to reduce exposure and best practices for preventing spread
- how to quarantine if you or someone in your household is exposed
- up-to-date information on medical resources and directives on shelter-in-place, etc.
- relationship between public health and other social factors (i.e. relationship between health and poverty, environment, race, employment industry, etc. specific to North Carolina)
- specific education on different kinds of conditions that care immuno-compromizing, how to support specific conditions (including cancer, asthma, heart disease, lung damage, etc.)


Contemplative practices, physical activities, immune system boosting practices, etc.

For example...
- leading group exercises/ practices
- how-to’s on accessible physical practices to do on our own
- information about how simple physical activities can support overall health (mental health, immunity, etc.)
- make diy exercise devices from home items
- information about physical health and wellbeing/ practices that support long-term health/ disease prevention


Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Spiritual Balance and Wellness; Support Group Sessions; Skills Practice Sessions; Sorrow, Grief, Trauma and Survivor’s Guilt Distillation

For example...
- facilitating healing circles
- facilitating spiritual and contemplative practices
- support processing trauma and grief
- understanding and healing survivor’s guilt, loss, isolation, and separation from community
- stress reduction practices to support the immune system


Do you have skills in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Level Trainings on different platforms, applications, and uses of technology?

For example…
- Training on digital organizing and reaching your base using the internet
- Logistics of how to hold virtual meetings (including how to make technology and language accessible)
- Facilitation and skills for leading group calls
- Training on digital security and best practices for engaging over online platforms
- Basic training on using technology and platforms
- How to develop apps to use for disaster work or community organizing

Tech Security

Training on data safety and keeping sensitive information secure

Translation & Language Justice

Can you support doing live translations or translating resources for our website, offering other support around language justice?

For example...
- Offering instantaneous translation services on virtual calls
- Translating written resources
- Training polylingual speakers on best practices for translation

Policy & Political Advocacy with a COVID-19 Focus

Are you connected to groups or organizations working on local, state, and national COVID-19 Policy and Advocacy Issues?

For example…
- An organization working on policy at municipal, state, regional, national, or international level
- An elected official working on policy around disaster recovery and long-term mitigation
- Individuals with experience or background in winning policy change around related issues (i.e. issues that are impacting vulnerable communities)
- A coalition of organizations with collective policy demands
- An organization that funds or supports policy advocacy

Policy and Political Advocacy with an Abolition Focus

Learning from groups or organizations working on local, state, and national Abolition (abolition of police, prisons, detention centers) Policy and Advocacy Issues

Political Education

Learning sessions on structural crisis across issue, understanding current structures & fissures in order to dismantle oppressive systems and build new and liberated systems

Direct Political Action & Protesting Practices

Training in safety, marshaling and how to keep our people safe & resourced during direct actions

Art & Culture

Drawing, painting, poetry, drumming, dancing, singing, story-telling – children, youth adult, and multi-generational sessions

For example...
-leading music, story telling, puppet shows, and other performances
-sharing histories, arts and culture related to, North Carolina, the South, and resiliency in difficult times
-leading local crafts and art projects you can do with common household items/ turn into practical items

Resource Availability & Access

how to apply for services and support; financial well-being

For example...
- Trainings/ resources/ organizations who offer support if you are unable pay rent/mortgage or other bills
- How to access relief funding from federal and state level agencies/ organizations/ funds
- Resources on where to get support with food, unemployment insurance, childcare, tax relief
- Applying for health care on exchange/ navigating medicare

Food as Medicine

Nutritional and Healing Power of Food; Food Preparation and Cooking; Medicinal Plants; Gardening; Seed Purchasing; Grocery Shopping, making Food and Plant Medicine

For example...
- information on gardening and preserving foods (including easy to grow staples to save money and support outdoor exercise)
- information about local plants and herbs that support immune and bronchial health)
- how to make simple at-home remedies
- tips on bulk grocery shopping to stretch dollars and maximize nutrition, minimize stress

Community Care

strengthening and caring for our communities through crises

For example....
-Discussion of ways that communities and groups are organizing themselves in response to the crisis (including sessions with local community organizers)
- Education on mutual aid and models of community based disaster response
- How to build mutual aid and support groups in your neighborhood or greater community (examples of mutual support and community-based disaster response)
- Histories and models of community organizing around disasters and survival
- Histories of survival schools, freedom schools, and other people’s schools in the South and around the world
- Connecting to current campaigns around social justice policy demands, etc.

National & International Solidarity

Are you connected to organizations or groups that are responding to Covid-19, disaster response, recovery, and long-term resilience nationally or internationally?

For example…
- A group organizing highly impacted groups, including farmworkers, healthcare workers, other workers in “essential service” industries, home care and domestic workers, service workers, precarious or marginalized workers (street vendors, sex workers, etc.) low-income and unemployed people, people in the prison system, undocumented or immigrant communities, people without stable housing, chronically ill or immuno-compromised, differently-abled, people living in food deserts, LGBTQI+ communities, people living in environmental justice communities.
- Labor unions, workers assemblies
- A group of healthcare workers doing volunteer support in highly impacted areas
- A community group organizing a rent strike in your area
- A mutual aid network
- An organization that does disaster recovery and response for multiple types of disasters

Disaster Preparedness

skills for preparing, responding to disasters in our region

For example...
- Training on disaster preparedness including before/during/after a disaster (specific trainings around local disasters, including pandemic, hurricane, tornado, flooding, fire, snow storms)
- Deeper training on preparing for common disaster related occurrences (i.e. evacuation planning, loss of electricity, loss of running water, road closures, lack of access to service providers, etc.)

Disaster Recovery

skills for recovering and long term resilience from disasters in our region

For example...
- Training on recovery work and accessing relief funds (i.e safe mold removal and navigating toxic debris, sanitation protocols, identifying support networks and funding for recovery)
- Long term planning to prepare communities for more frequent disasters (i.e. community preparedness meetings, phone trees, community solar projects, community gardens, etc.)