The NAPAWF-San Diego 2016 Retreat was held on Sunday, March 6, from 10am to 4pm, with 11 attendees.
It was great catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones at the start of the day. The board started things off with introductions then everyone outlined the Community Rules for the event. Amelia, our Leadership Development Coordinator, shared the Mission Statement (see below) and we had a discussion on what it means to us as well as how it was created. All of this was followed by a powerful and refreshing Mindfulness Meditation led by Advisory Board member, Linda Le. After an Ice-Breaker activity, we discussed possible events for the year that fit in with the Mission Statement as well as increasing and sustaining membership with various events. Then our Queer Issues Coordinator, Karen Villa, led us in an activity called “Theatre of the Oppressed.” This is a form of community-based education that uses theater as a tool for social change. We partnered and presented a situation where the audience can become active by jumping into active performance to help all explore, show, analyze and transform the reality in which they are living and explore solutions on the issue at hand. After the retreat, the board finalized the 2016 Events (see below).
Here’s a photo of some of the awesome womyn in attendance!
The NAPAWF-SD Mission
Ice-Breaker- We are now known as Krazy Karen, Yummy Yaejoon, Graceful Gracelynne, Awesome (transitioning to Angry) Amelia, Energetic Erin, Joyful Jo, Wild Wilda, Loving Linda, Sneaky Sam, and more! We’re so thankful for everyone who attended and look forward to all we’ll accomplish together this year!
|May 14||Bi-Visibility Workshop-Details coming|
|September||Immigration Workshop w/SDIRC|
|October||Social Hour to RECRUIT 2017 Board|
|October||Advisory Board Meeting|
|November||RJ / Arts and Activism|
|December||Holiday Party / Elections|
Green = Board meetings
Red = Social events
Blue = Educational workshops & Political Action events