I recently joined Fired Up!, a grassroots network of people who have been or are currently behind the walls of SF County Jail, building community with others who are committed to breaking down the barriers those walls produce. I've participated in groups with Fired Up! before, and I'm thrilled to be part of this powerful work and to help expand our facilitation team!
As part of California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Fired Up! challenges the institutional violence the prison industrial complex imposes on women, transgender people, communities of color, and poor people. We share space for members inside and outside to come together for empowerment, support, healing and advocacy. Are you or someone you know interested in joining us?
Fired Up! is committed to having a diverse facilitation team. We encourage individuals who are formerly incarcerated, their family and loved ones, and people of color to join. Past group topics have included: self-determination, body awareness, juvenile justice, gender and sexuality, colonialism, resistance movements, motherhood, housing rights, labor organizing, poetry, and art making. We also regularly host workshops by local racial and economic justice organizations. Are there social justice issues you want to explore, a particular story, resources or skill you can share with this group?
If this sounds interesting to you, and you can commit to attending at least one of the weekly Tuesday night groups per month, as well as one facilitation team meeting every other month, please get in touch.
In addition to new facilitators, we are always looking for individuals or groups who can offer one-time or regular workshops. We also have opportunities for facilitation training, so even if you have something you want to share, but you've never led a group like this before, we want to hear from you!
Send me an email by using the contact form below, and we'll chat more about this great opportunity!