Sat, Jan 18|
East Bay Community Space
When is the last time you did something because someone told you to? The key to changing the world is building relationships with other humans, that's right, even if (especially if) they hold different believes than you. Together, we'll practice planting seeds of long lasting, sustainable change.
Time & Location
Jan 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
East Bay Community Space, 507 55th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
About the event
Do you feel passionate about social justice, but don’t know where to get started? Are you a seasoned activist experiencing burnout?
In activist circles it can often feel like a competition of who is the most “woke,” which prevents folks from getting involved in fear getting publicly shamed or rejected for not knowing enough right off the bat. For those who have been around the block, the competitive environment can be emotionally taxing, leading to burnout.
As activists our intention is to create positive change, but it’s important to acknowledge that intent does not always equal impact.
While it can be sexy to march in the streets and protest, protesting is only one small facet of activist work. Sustainable momentum towards social justice starts with planting seeds of change, which requires creating space for folks to learn and grow. This includes both, allies looking to get more involved, and folks whose beliefs are motivated by fear.
Come join the intentional activist community in a 4 hour workshop where you will:
- Get started in activism in a safe space
- Learn what subconscious beliefs are stagnating your activist efforts
- Move past that sneaky little ego to create meaningful impact
- Reduce burnout by practicing boundaries
What if activism didn’t have to feel like you’re preparing for battle? What if we could - wait for it - have fun AND create the world we want to live in?
You don’t have to be perfect or know all of the answers to start creating ripples in the pond. There is no “right” way to be an activist. We’re all learning as we go along. Why not learn together? Why not start now? If not now, when?
Entrance and all gender bathrooms located on the 1st floor - no stairs or steps. Please arrive scent free to create an inclusive space for folks with chemical sensitivities. Learn more about why and how here.