These are our "survival pending revolution" programs. We use these to teach, support, defend, and nurture each other and our communities.

MUTUAL AID

At the core of Red Wing is a sense of profound responsibility for our fellow human beings. Examples of current and previous programs and activities:

•COVID-19 Relief
•AC Repair & Replacement
•Water Distribution (during Laredo water crisis)

MEANS

A guiding goal for Red Wing is increasing the autonomy and self-determination of our communities so that we may have the freedom to determine our own lives and futures. Examples of existing and possible Means programs and activities:

•Housing Cooperatives
•Employment Cooperatives
•Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
•Energy Cooperatives
•Tactical Urbanism
•Legislation, Institutional Goals

EDUCATION

Learning is critical to growth, and we are always challenging ourselves and our own understanding of the world around us and our place in it. Examples of current and previous Education programs and activities:

•Reading Groups
•Public townhalls and teach-ins
•Internal Courses
•Skills (gardening, sewing, carpentry, language)

RESILIENCE

For our community to thrive, the members of the community must be in good health. Good health looks different for each person, and some people may never achieve good health due to chronic or worsening conditions. We want every person in the community to live their highest quality life possible, and health is the starting point for a high quality of life.  As we age, there are fewer opportunities to engage in physical activities with others. We hope to create these opportunities while remaining inclusive and accessible to all levels, body types, and disabilities. Examples of existing and possible Mutual Aid programs and activities:

•Armed & Unarmed Self Defense
•”Left-Wing” Soccer
•Group Exercise (functional fitness)
•Nutrition & Cooking
•Meditation & Yoga
•Self Care Techniques
•Peer counseling

OUTREACH

Getting our community excited for new ideas, mobilizing them around certain issues, and connecting with external organizations and events is key to the Outreach branch. Examples of existing and possible Outreach programs:

•Teach-ins
•Film Screenings
•Community Hearings & Townhalls
•Recruitment
•Public Events
•Media, Interviews, Speeches