Making Mutual Aid Groups Work

So you’ve got a whatsapp group on your street. What next?

Covid-19 has forced many of us to change our lives in ways that few would have imagined only weeks ago. One of the silver linings is that neighbours are coming together to support one another in ways many have never seen. There are over 2,000 mutual aid groups in the UK, which goes to show that people care about each other and want to get through this together.

As exciting as this all is, it’s also really challenging to organise with new people, especially when we can’t meet face to face. As a way of supporting this, Resist + Renew have developed four workshops to help your mutual aid group think about how you want to work going forward.

Session 1: What’s our mutual aid group for? [Tuesday, April 14, 7:00-8:30pm UK time]

Session 2: Working together better online [Tuesday, April 201, 7:00-8:30pm UK time]

Session 3: What to do when we don’t agree [Tuesday, April 28, 7:00-8:30pm UK time]

Session 4: Looking after ourselves while we look after each other [Tuesday, May 5, 7:00-8:30pm UK time]

If you’re interested in signing up for one or several of these sessions, fill out this form by Friday the 10th of April. We are limiting the number of participants to make sure the sessions can be interactive. Places will be given to people from different locations around the UK and who are focussed on local organising. For those who can’t attend we will be creating resources that your group can take and share.

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