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

"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.” 


Cynthia Santiago (she/her) is a latinx yoga teacher in Berkeley. Through movement and meditation practices she explores how healing and joy emerge in the body. Currently she resides at Mangalam Center, where she lives in a spiritual community working to create change in our communities and deep presence through mindfulness rooted in relationships.

Luis Miranda - These days, Luis (he/him/el) organizes with networks of community members to show up for the undocumented community living in Utah. Professionally, he is trained in conflict transformation, restorative justice, trauma-informed approaches, and process design. As an organizer, Luis has organized with the Justicia Ya transparency movement in Guatemala and multiple youth peace movements in Colombia. Outside of organizing, he enjoys mindfulness, exploring the Utah wilderness, dancing hip hop, and baking bread.

Pat Moore lives in the Bay area, is a retired chaplain, sometime blogger, retreat leader, mother and grandmother. She’s an always-learning practitioner of nonviolence and ready to show up with others in the coming months (and months).


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 15, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Virtual Conferencing
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853

Will you come?