Windcall helps community and labor organizers be resilient, practice transformative leadership, & improve the vitality of social movements.
WINDCALL WAS NOT ONLY LIFE CHANGING, IT WAS LIFE SAVING! If you've been organizing 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 organizers in 2012 when I was awarded a Windcall Residency. It was an amazing and transformative experience for me that I think every organizer should have.
That's why I'm hoping you’ll join me in giving to Windcall, especially since three donors are matching every dollar you give by Saturday, December 8th, up to $13,000.
When I went to Windcall, I was relatively new in my job heading a well established not for profit organization. Away for 3 weeks from the demands of advocacy and organizing in the criminal justice arena, deep in nature with 2/3 other organizers, I had a chance to reflect, rejuvenate and restructure my life.
By exploring my creativity I learned that it could carry me forward as I work on social justice.
I learned to use yoga and meditation as a means by which I could stay strong and resilient as an organizer long past my Residency.
And I 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.
But perhaps the clearest manifestation of the importance of Windcall in my life was how it healed me. For over 10 years I had relied on glasses to read. After just 3 days at Windcall, I was able to take off the glasses and read for hours without effort. More than 6 months later, I've not needed glasses one time!
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.