Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

November 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series


November 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm


Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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