"We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited.
Alicia Keys, singer/song writer
during the Women's March on Washington, D.C. 2018
There are many new entries this week, WeCAN readers, so please take your time and scroll through this list mindfully. We look forward to seeing many of our Sisters and Brothers next weekend at one of the 2019 Women's Marches in our own state of Vermont or at the Women's March on Washington D.C. (details for multiple events are listed in the body of this email).
Here are some useful websites to help get you in the right mindset when planning on volunteering, gathering, rallying, and marching:
89 Bada*s Sign Ideas from the Women's March 2018
Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests (from the ACLU)
Women's March on D.C. 2019 FAQ Sheet
#Women'sWave Montpelier 2019 FAQ Sheet
#Women'sWave Montpelier Volunteer Sign Up
Find Your Local Sister March
How to Prepare and Stay Safe While You March
...and don't forget to send pictures of your signs and activism to us at email@example.com; we will feature your submissions in an upcoming newsletter!Read more
Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.
Melody Beattie, American author
We hope the first week of 2019 was manageable for you, WeCAN Friends. We have a few new entries this week so grab a cuppa coffee or tea, your January calendar, and scroll through this week's Weekly Email Update to find a new meeting or event to add to your schedule. As always, don't forget to email your Winter events to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful week!
“Hearing my school said in the same sentence as Columbine and Sandy Hook will never stop shocking me. I don’t want Marjory Stoneman Douglas to be remembered as “the school that had the shooting”. I want it to be remembered as the school that started a revolution.”
Carly Novell, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL
There are a lot of new events in this week's email so please take a moment to scroll through to the bottom to see all the new entries. Anti gun violence protests and student walkouts are included below as well and the list will be added to as events are made public. To submit an event please email email@example.com with your event name and date in the subject line by Friday night at 10pm (ex: "Enough! National Student Walkout, March 14, 2018"). Thank you!Read more
"When you wake up every day you have two choices: you can either be positive or negative, an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective and choice."
There are many new events in this week's email, friends. Scroll down to check out new listings that include yoga benefiting our community, tax help courtesy of United Way, and a self defense series at the Cotton Mill in Brattleboro that starts today (Sunday).
Take a look and consider alleviating your cabin fever by attending an event this week...we hope to see you there.
HAPPENING TODAY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th, 2018
Starting Today: Self Defense Group
Sundays February 4th, 2018 - March 28th, 2018 at Sangha Martial Arts (74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT, 05301). 4pm-7pm. Cost: $10 per class ($80 total).
Part class and part group exploration on the topics of Self Defense, Self Reliance, and Self Empowerment.
Join facilitator Matt Hoffman for 8 weeks of progressive physical and mental exercises designed to help participants change the relationship to movement and conflict in practical and accessible ways. No previous experience required. Minimum age requirement is 16 or 14 with parental involvement (permission and waivers).