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.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?
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.”

THE TRAINERS

Gemma Benton is a traditional Native American singer, mixed media artist and Spiritual Activist. She offers her 27 years of experience working with traditional Native American healers to help heal the wounds that have been passed through the generations.

 

LiZhen Wang is a spiritual-political astrologer and facilitator. They got started on the spiritual path while working as a community organizer, leading a campaign to end police abuse of Southeast Asian refugee youth. They're currently re-educating themselves on the true history of the U.S. and learning what it will take to achieve abolition in our lifetimes.

Adrian Roman (he/him) a Latinx community builder who believes that dynamically living into our being is transformative justice. Adrian is a practitioner and teacher of Full Presence Mindfulness. Adrian has completed a Next Economy MBA through LIFT economy, a permaculture training, and facilitation trainings through We Are Open Circle. He believes in intentionality, growing through conflict and co-creating safe and intimate spaces like the community he currently resides with; Mangalam Center in Berkeley, CA. 


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

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. 

To donate for this event, you can visit: https://www.eastpointpeace.org/preparingtogetherdonate


WHERE

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

WHEN
October 19, 2020 at 10am - 12pm
WHERE
Zoom Virtual Conferencing
CONTACT
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853

Will you come?