aequa is a community of people united by our shared vision of a world in which everyone can thrive. Despite diverse experiences and perspectives, we are brought together by our desire to learn, and to share what we have learned on our individual journeys. Together, we explore both our individual potential and our collective power. We’d love for you to join us.
What do we do?
We exist to build and support movements that meet people’s material and emotional needs. We do this through collective education and by creating alternative support systems based on exchange and mutual aid.
Who are we?
We are people who have stories to tell and we are listeners seeking new perspectives. We are people who can gain from systems of mutual support, and who have a moral imperative to show up for others.
We have been told that we live in a world of scarcity and that we must fight each other to get what we need. We have been told that we are disconnected individuals – consumers or producers – who must compete with everyone else if we are to survive. We have been taught that some people are disposable, that success comes from hard work, and that those who fall through the cracks didn’t try hard enough.
We know that these are myths because our lived experiences tell us so.
While many of us have ourselves experienced poverty and precarity despite working hard, we have also experienced the beauty and joy of people coming together to support each other through crises, to build alternatives to systems of inequality and dependency. We have seen the transformation – individual, collective, emotional, political – that comes from working together in solidarity. We have felt the connection, security and dignity that comes from growing something new.
How do we do it?
We try to build a more equitable world by focusing on three main areas:
- Mutual support — exploring how we can support each other and thrive.
- Collective empowerment — sharing skills, knowledge and resources that will help us become more effective participants in the movements that move us.
- Collaborative action — working together to shift power from systems of oppression and dependency through actions that centre the needs and demands of the marginalised.
The best way to learn about aequa is to experience gathering with us in person.
Check out our events page.