NEON Movement Building webinars – Past Webinars

Movement Builders webinar series – past webinars

These are the webinars we have done in the past.  Some of them will have videos linked soon.  Email us at if you would like to find out more about any of the topics or issues we have covered in the past.

Series One (April 2020 – May 2020)

Messaging the Crisis (no video)
How do we communicate in this moment of crisis? Join NEON Director of Communications Matthew Butcher to explore some do’s and don’ts when it comes to messaging this moment – and discuss how we can share a positive narrative for the future.

The History of Mutual Aid (Watch here)
Over 2.5 million people have joined a Covid-19 mutual aid group in Britain, but what is mutual aid? We’ll learn from its rich history – from anarchist evolutionary biology to the Black Panthers to Occupy Sandy – mapping out what makes mutual aid a different, more resilient and more humane form of collective support than charity or the state could ever offer.


Mutual Aid in Practice: Lessons from Local Group Leaders (Video coming soon)
Kelsey and Minda have been organising Mutual Aid groups since the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s been an overwhelming and heart-warming response from across the country of communities wanting to come together and support each other, which also has its challenges. Join us for reflections, top tips and collective solutions on how we can build and maintain mutual aid in our communities.

Mutual Aid Groups and Local Media (no video)
In this webinar with NEON Head of Media Kevin Smith, we’ll be covering how you might want to try and generate some publicity for your Covid 19 Mutual Aid group in local media, from who to contact, what to say, and what regional journalists are looking for in a story.

Mutual Aid and Anti-oppression: Involving different people in your group (Watch here)
Join expert trainer and activist Nim Ralph to learn more about the importance of anti-oppression in your mutual aid work, as well as getting some top tips and resources for how to bring this practice to life within your group.