18 Locked Down

Organising community support and mutual aid during pandemics

Online Meeting
Part 2 Tuesday 7 April: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Because Part 1 was disrupted by offensive ‘zoom-bombers’, we had to split this session into two parts. To improve security we are asking all participants to pre-register.

The link to the event will be emailed at 6pm on Tuesday.


If you missed part 1 you can listen to the audio, and download the write-up.

Part 1 – Aviah Day & Seth Wheeler


Seth WheelerLabour Transformed is a network for anti-capitalist Labour Party members organising for socialism. Recently, they set up the Virtual Social Centre, to bring together the different campaigns and initiatives emerging in response to the triple threat of Covid19, the financial crisis and authoritarian governance into one place.

Aviah Day founded the Hackney Covid-19 Mutual Aid group. She is an activist with Sisters Uncut, and a lecturer in Criminology at Birkbeck, University of London.


Dave Hitchcock is Senior Lecturer in History at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is interested in early modern social and cultural history, particularly of England, in poverty, mobility, and inequalities, and has taught on the Great Plague of London of 1665-1666.

Michael Bresalier is a lecturer in the History of Medicine, with expertise in the social, cultural, economic, and global dimensions of health and disease in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has researched and published on nineteenth and twentieth century British medical science and its institutions, specifically the role of bacteriology and virology in the modern state, military and empire. 

This is our first online History Acts workshop.

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