2018 International Women’s Day
9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, March 10th 2018
Norman Williams Library
All are invited to come together to celebrate International Women’s Day with a series of talks and activities that are meant to challenge and inspire. There will be presentations, discussions, a writing workshop, and an introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga. The day will culminate with a vigil on the green with the internationally acclaimed slam poets, Muslim Girls Making Change. Sponsored by The Woodstock Social Justice Initiative in collaboration with WISE. Visit here for further details.
The chief aim of the Woodstock Social Justice Initiative (WSJI) is to help inform and empower community members seeking the tools needed to fight against varied forms of social injustice. Toward this end, we are working to bring together artists, educators and activists who will help to increase public consciousness of urgent justice-related issues, while also providing individuals opportunities to take direct action for social justice.
WSJI is inspired by the courageous work currently being done by local groups (Migrant Justice, Black Lives Matter, Outright VT, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, to name a few) and hope to bring these voices to the Woodstock, VT area, where we sense there is a growing desire for engagement and action around interwoven issues like sexism; racism; homophobia; poverty; immigration and criminal justice reform. We believe that appreciating intersectionality, listening openly, and speaking honestly about power and privilege are essential to social healing and growth, and invite participation from all community members of all identities to engage in this important process.
Interested in joining WSJI? Please fill out the following contact form and consider sending a $5 donation payable to Sonny Saul (WSJI), 48 Pleasant St Woodstock, VT 05091