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Welcome to the Shanti L.I.FE. + Honoring Our Experience Programs outing, activity and event Meetup page! Here you will find all of our upcoming events, including information about Honoring Our Experience and L.I.F.E. Goes On. We'll be updating this page often, so don't forget to check back to see what is coming up!

This Meetup group is open to the entire HIV community, including long-term survivors of HIV, those who have been newly infected and the HIV negative folks that are part of our lives. The Shanti L.I.F.E. Program is based in San Francisco, CA, so all activites will take place in and around the Bay Area.

The Shanti L.I.F.E. Program hosts activities, workshops and retreats for the HIV community. You will find information about our upcoming L.I.F.E. Health Workshops, Honoring Our Experience retreats, L.I.F.E. Goes On outings and more!

Upcoming events (4+)

Thinking of honoring someone w a Quilt panel? Zoom mtg

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Zoom Orientation for Upcoming
Quilt Making Workshops

Brainstorming for the AIDS Quilt
Making our Loved Ones Known/Seen/Loved

Date: Wednesday on October 27th
Time: 1pm-3pm
Please RSVP ASAP to Bodyscapes Diana at [masked]


They say we don't really grieve our losses until we name them. Join us on Zoom to hear the details of how you can proclaim the name(s) of those you loved lost to HIV/AIDS. Share a bit of their joys, their humor, their hobbies or even their kink. ;)

What tells their story?

Solid colors, stripes, polka dots, etc.?
Sequins, fuzzy fur, beads, etc.?
Wools, silks, satins, cotton, etc.?
Block letters, bubble letters, cursive, etc.?

These are examples of materials that we will go over in the zoom meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for us to brainstorm how we would make the panels.

Let's show up for them with LOVE...
the gateway to survival and sanity amid the AIDS pandemic.

Women's Voices- uplifting & supportive group for poz women everywhere! Weekly!

Welcoming positive women from around the country! (the magic of Zoom). Our team of amazing women Hazel Betsey, Wanda Brendle Moss, Ginger Washburn welcome all to an intimate, supportive, sometimes playful gathering of HIV+ women.

Creative Writing Workshop, Honoring Our Experience (Everyone is a writer! )

An Evening of Creativity, Sharing and Writing...ALL are welcome. This is a great mix of folks who are thoughtful, fun and welcoming. Some are developing their own writers projects and some just want a sweet evening with others. Contact Gregg with any questions!
Each week is new...new themes, facilitators and prompts!



Quilt Panel Making Events
Date: Wednesdays on November 3, 10, 17
Time: 10am-4pm*
Location: 130 Doolittle Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577
RSVP to Gregg Cassin

*Note: Workshop is available for these hours, but attendants can come and go as they please within this time frame. Come all three days or one, up to you!

This Quilt Panel Making Event is an opportunity to experience the healing power of community. Start gathering fabrics and any things that you would like to make part of your panel. Diana Sciarretta is going to do a Zoom for anyone who wants help with design or crafting. You don’t have to have any sewing experience, as much of the panel work is done now with glue. Join us!

RSVP to Gregg at [masked] or[masked]. Depending on numbers, we will carpool or use BART. Feel free to also drive yourself.

Our goal is to start at 10 am.
*** You must RSVP ASAP to Gregg for information
*** They require visitors to be fully vaccinated
*** Transportation- carpools, BART
*** Lunch included
Call Gregg for more info

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