The sunsetting of the AWE Fund on December 31, 2021, was a moment of transition. To discuss questions and ideas, we’ll organize an online community forum on January 28, 2022. Do we have the capacity and know-how to carry the AWE Fund forward as a mutual aid organization independent of SAA? Does solely focusing on the distribution of monetary support to our colleagues remain the most pressing need to dedicate our time and attention to? If not through distribution of funds, how else can we address the ongoing precarity entrenched in our profession? How can we join forces with other solidarity and mutual aid initiatives established by LAM workers?
The needs that inspired the creation of the AWE Fund persist, as does the will to be there for one another and dismantle systems that make mutual aid a necessity. The Organizing Committee will be discussing our way forward. We invite you to participate in that conversation with us.
On January 28, 2022, at 11amPT/1pmCT/2pmET, please join us to talk about what the AWE Fund has meant to you and add your perspective as we imagine our next phase. Register for the Zoom link. You can also follow us on Twitter (@AWEfund2020), sign up for our mailing list, or join the AWE Fund Organizing Committee.