Preparing Together: Getting Grounded and Ready for November (and beyond)

Join us on for ONE of these workshops
All times in Pacific Time Zone

Thursday, Oct. 8th: 5:30PM - 7:30PM 
Monday, Oct. 12th: 10AM - 12 PM (BIPOC ONLY*)
Thursday, Oct. 15th: 5:30PM - 7:30PM 
Monday, Oct. 19th: 10AM - 12 PM 
Thursday, Oct. 22nd: 5:30PM - 7:30PM  (BIPOC ONLY*)

"Preparing Together" is a very special online workshop experience for folks gearing up to take heart-centered action in the likely event of an election-related coup attempt. 


The aims of this workshop:
  • to build a deepened sense of community and connection with one another
  • to explore principles and practices foundational to a "fierce vulnerability" approach to direct action
  • to pass along key information about emerging action plans for the Bay Area, and immediate next steps
  • to support the process of getting folks organized into small action teams


Preparing Together draws on content from "Fierce Vulnerability," the introductory workshop for people interested in joining the Yet-to-be-named network, a decentralized network of direct action teams positioned at the intersection of climate justice and racial healing. Prior knowledge or experience with Fierce Vulnerability or the Yet-to-be-named Network is not necessary to participate in this offering. As we approach November, if you're looking to take meaningful action in service to life and rooted in a spirit of healing, please join us!


*As part of our commitment to radical inclusivity, to empowering the voices of those closest to the harm, and to ensure that we are creating containers that feel safe and accessible to all people, our workshops on Monday the 12th and Thursday the 22nd are open to people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) only. All other workshops are open to everybody.


This is a workshop designed to help prepare the San Francisco Bay Area community to engage in action together. However, we believe that the frameworks offered here can be of benefit to anyone anywhere that is looking to take action around the November election, and all are welcome.”


Vickie Chang: the daughter of Northern Chinese immigrants, Vickie was born and raised in the SF Bay Area. In her work as a psychologist, writer, and group facilitator, she is committed to personal and collective liberation. For more on her background, see


Sandra Bass has been engaged in social justice facilitation, training, practice, and scholarship for over 25 years. She currently has the privilege and pleasure of doing this work with students and staff at UC Berkeley. A Bay Area native, she's passionate about nonviolence as a philosophy, practice, and way of being. 


Geoff Cox is a conflict transformation facilitator and developmental coach who has spent the last ten years studying and working in the fields of coaching, embodiment, leadership, and trauma healing. He does individual and organizational coaching and leads workshops and retreats around the country. He also teaches classes and workshops related to mindful communication, embodied leadership, and emotional resilience at the University of Virginia. You can learn more about him at


All events at the East Point Peace Academy are offered on a Gift Economy. This means that there is no fee to register, and everybody is welcome to attend regardless of their ability to pay. An opportunity will be offered to participants to give gifts to support the work of our organization and to support the facilitators. No amount is too small or too large.

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This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.

October 08, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Virtual Conferencing
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853

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