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*)
- 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
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Bonnie Wills - Bonnie is committed to a just, compassionate and inclusive planet. She is a core team member of the Yet-To-Be-Name Network and the Ahimsa Collective. She has facilitated Restorative Justice Groups at San Quentin Prison, San Francisco’s Jail re-entry pod, Valley State Prison and Avenal State Prison. She is also a facilitator of Victim Offender Dialogues and has conducted Restorative Justice Trainings for Holy Names University, the Ahimsa Collective, San Francisco Community Boards and in Community. Bonnie received her Bachelors’ Degree in Social Ecology at John F. Kennedy University, a Masters in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University, and a Masters in Religion and Philosophy at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Melanie Gin is an innovator and social changemaker trained in mindfulness, resiliency building, and software engineering. She is a founder of Makeen Initiative, a grassroots organization making tech education accessible to Palestinian young people. She is also one of the lead co-organizers of Sit.Walk.Listen, peaceful protests in support of collective healing and transformation in uncertain times. Melanie lives in a lay Buddhist community on indigenous Pomo land, what is now known as Ukiah, California.
Alvin Rosales - Alvin A Rosales is a teacher, unifier, poet, activist and catalyst. They are a hiphop fan, tupac. He was born and bred in the Bay Area. For the past 15 years, they have been a classroom teacher and high school administrator. For the past 20 years, he has actively organized in communities connected to the Philippines, radical educators, and nonviolent communication. They are active in the YTBN network and in multiple healing spaces. He goes by he / him / they / them. In my lifetime I have learned a LOT from others. I continue to learn from others. I look forward to learning from you! Come through! #STiLLALiVE
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
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.