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

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*)

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.”


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



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 22, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Virtual Conferencing
East Point Peace Academy · · 510 500 7853

Will you come?