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

NOTE: Please note that this workshop is only for those who identify as Black, Indigenous or Person of Color. If you are white-identified, please sign up for one of our open sessions.

"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.”


Lea Murray believes in speaking to the soul.  All people have value and deserve to be acknowledged as human beings. As an advocate for the misrepresented and misunderstood; Lea seeks to create understanding between groups and individuals who might otherwise be in conflict. Using mindfulness practice and principles of social and restorative justice Lea seeks reconciliation and restitution for those who have been harmed by the toxicity of hatred and division. A life-long learner, Lea has earned a MA in African Diaspora Studies from FIU and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley. Lea is currently the Executive Director of Collaborising, Inc., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to exploring humanity through social and cultural exchange. Lea is available for speaking engagements, panel discussions, cultural events and more.

Viviana Vargas, “Yura Sapi" (they/them), is an artist, activist, arts manager, educator, facilitator, healer and entrepreneur. After finishing two degrees in the performing arts and spending time in the “diversity and inclusion” field of the U.S. American Theatre, Viviana founded Advancing Arts Forward, a movement to advance equity, inclusion, and justice through the arts by creating liberated spaces that uplift, heal, and encourage us to change the world. Yura Sapi actively considers their role in the fight for liberation beyond the U.S. borders thinking specifically about anti-racism, decolonization, and collective liberation.


Keizen Li Qian is a gender-creative 1.5-generation Chinese immigrant. They recently began teaching microbiology at community college. They received the bodhisattva precepts from Rev. Keiryu Liên Shutt and use Buddhist wisdom practices and experimental music in transformative work.



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 12, 2020 at 10:00am - 12pm
Zoom Virtual Conferencing
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853

Will you come?