COVID-19 and Communities
  • Time: 15:00 - 15:45
  • Date: Wednesday 9 December 2020
  • Location: Online
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  • Cost: Free event
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This event explores how communities responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and the inequalities and implications this revealed.

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated all kinds of social inequalities and vulnerabilities. At the same time, it unleashed a broad spectrum of social solidarity, including a blooming of mutual aid groups and networks at local neighbourhood scales, supporting those who were shielding or self-isolating.  

Some of these emerged out of existing civic groups and movements, others were spontaneous. In this presentation, we will explore what kind of solidarities these represented and how they overlaid the intensified divisions and absences which abound in contemporary societies. We ask if, how and whether ‘mutual aid’ should be a feature of everyday community life. 

Tune in to this live session on YouTube and join in the discussion.  

This event is part of a series of live shows exploring the effects of COVID-19 to our society. Check out other live sessions you might be interested in on YouTube


  • Dr Andrew Wallace, University Academic Fellow, SSP, University of Leeds 
  • Dr Tom Campbell, Associate Professor in Social Theory