What We Do - A Sample Day
9am Welcome! Sarah starts the day by leading a mindfulness exercise, a breathing technique that helps us focus and center ourselves.
9:15am We're off to City Hall! We walk a few blocks, find our way to the room, and have a conversation with Councilwoman Helen Gym about her job, her passions, and her wisdom for future leaders.
10:30am After the walk back, we grab a quick snack. Fruit or a granola bar, anyone?
10:45am We watch a few powerful stand-up poems. What makes them powerful? What is the message? What would your message be? (Check out Feminism and Pretty.)
11:15am Krystle leads a conversation about intersectionality, thinking about how race and gender (and lots of other identities) intersect in the human experience. We talk about privilege, racism, sexism, and how it affects our culture and our lives.
Three girls leave the conversation early to help make lunch with Heather. We chop peppers and onions and sauté them; we dice up chicken (and tofu) and cook them on the stove; we check on the rice; and we wash and cut lettuce for a big salad.
12:15pm LUNCH! If you haven't tried peppers or tofu before, now's the chance!
1pm Patrice Banks, local entrepreneur, tells us about her path from engineer to auto shop owner for women. She tells us about how she left a stable job to pursue a dream, and that she dreams big.
1:30pm Workshop time! The group splits. One workshop is about cars-- we look under the hood, check the oil, and change a tire. Another workshop is using power tools-- let's drill some holes! A third workshop is creating art-- collaging and layering with tissue paper to make depth and cool shapes.
2:30pm Switch workshops! New skills abound.
3:45pm We re-group in the main room and debrief, reflect, and journal. What was your favorite part of the day? What was the most challenging? What might you have learned about yourself, or seen for the first time?
4pm See you again tomorrow! New guests, new activities, new workshops!