To get a pulse on community aspirations and challenges, to build deeper relationships with the ever-growing network, and to share insights and lessons learned from past iterations of grassroots d.i.y. humanitarian aid projects, we engaged in a 30 city training tour in Spring 2018, then a follow up West coast version in the Fall.  This guide breaks down the flow of the interactive portion of the workshop.  We hope that this template for facilitators can spark more local conversations about mutual aid survival programs.

We are super excited to make this freely available. Please give feedback via our contact form, and please share! Let’s turn the tide against disaster capitalism.

With love,
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Training Working Group


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Workshop Facilitation Guide
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Lessons Learned
Mutual Aid Syllabus and Reading Questions