Windcall helps community and labor organizers be resilient, practice transformative leadership, & improve the vitality of social movements.
I'm writing to ask you to join me in giving to Windcall. Three donors are matching every dollar we raise by Saturday, December 8th, up to $13,000. The clock is ticking and I'm asking you for your help.
If you've been working in a social justice movement for years, you can reach a moment when stepping back from the work can be the VERY best thing you can do for it. I was one of those lucky people in 2010 when I was awarded a Windcall Residency. It was an amazing and transformative experience for me that I hope every organizer should have.
When I went to Windcall, I was exhausted, having spent close to fifteen years in the struggle for immigrants rights. During a 3 week break away from my job at the American Friends Service Committee in Newark, I found myself deep in nature with 2 other organizers. While there, I found the energy that I needed and that I now remember to build on as the struggle continues.
At the same time, I learned to really care for myself so I could stay strong and resilient in my work long past my Residency. I also came to understand that movements are only as good as the resiliency and the vision of those within them. I get it now for myself and for everyone I work with and truly hope that the Windcall experience can be available to more and more people who need some time away to reflect and keep their strength.
Windcall is there for organizers of color, organizers working in low-income communities, and organizers working under all kinds of conditions all over the country. And Windcall plans to grow to support organizers with coaching and other supports to help them move ahead after their Residencies AND to inspire resiliency and transformative leadership practices throughout our movements.
Please give and help me meet my goal and Windcall meet the match by December 8th.