1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA
I know I'm not alone in feeling tired. Afraid. Vulnerable. Weary.
Sometimes, it's easy to feel a little despair at the state of things. Women, femmes, Trans folks, LGBTQ+, Muslims, immigrants, people of color.... We are under attack. We have been fighting for survival already, and now we feel we've been dealt a heavy blow. Our families are facing increased deportations, police brutality and hate crimes, shrinking civil rights and vanishing health services. Some of us feel more targeted than ever in our lives.
Some of us have been active in our communities, organizing to try to prevent things from getting worse. No matter how much effort we put into these fights to survive, care for our communities, and advance the progress for our rights, we may now feel that we are needed more than ever.
In the meantime, as women and femmes, our communities often turn to us for emotional labor and other forms of physical & economic support. Our children, partners and friends ask more of us. We tend to take care of our tribes. But who is taking care of us? And what more can we do?
Please come to this meeting for an informal discussion focused on:
• emotionally processing our feelings in this cultural and political moment
• strengthening our self-care philosophy & toolbox
• discussing actionable ways to strengthen and protect our communities
Note: we will first draft a Community Agreement to maintain the safety and respect of all attendees throughout our discussion.