Training Reportbacks

@SkillShare: Challah making

For my birthday, I invited friends to do skillshares throughout the month. To begin the series, Nomy taught some of us how to make challah. During the kneading, we co-created the prayer:

May gathering in community bring calm and clarity
May our confusion be untangled
May the beaches and the bitches be fortified!

Pledges

@herrera74: Integrar las luchas

SPANISH, ENGLISH, &  NEPALI TRANSCRIPTS

(Click “read more” to see transcripts below the fold.)

Want to offer a translation into another language? Thanks so much! You can send it to contact [at] lightningbolt [dot] vision.

Que voy a hacer para resistir al administración del Trump?

What am I going to do to resist Trumps’ administration?

ट्रम्पको नस्लवादी शासनको म कसरी बिरोध गर्न गई रहेकोछु?

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Training Reportbacks

@TinyAcres: Refuge and Resistance Dinner

Our household hosts a weekly open dinner for our various communities. These dinners are meant to provide a regular space to be together as we are: Bring food or not, according to your desire and ability. There is always enough. Check in about how you’re doing, for real. A sacred space for sharing connection, laughter, ideas, food, stories, nourishment, support. A community refuge. A place to build and strengthen our support network, and to be ourselves, together.

Sometimes someone will pose a question as a way to focus and deepen the conversation. This week, after the intensity of MLK weekend, the inauguration of a fascist into the US presidency, and days of protests here and across the world, we decided to make the theme more intentional in advance: Refuge & Resistance (h/t to Buddhist Peace Fellowship).

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Trainings We Like

@RichardWright: Teaching Boys Consent Culture

Excerpt from
“Rehearsing Consent Culture: Revolutionary Playtime”

from the upcoming anthology: “ASK: Building Consent Culture”
edited by Kitty Stryker, to be published by Thorntree Press in late fall 2017.

“Hey. Wassup. Can I talk to you?”

Nonplussed, she kept looking at her cell phone.

“Hey. I’m talking to you. Wassup?”

She blankly swiped something on her phone, unfazed.

“Aaiight. It’s like that. Cool. Well, maybe you will wanna talk to me when you see that I got video of when you jumped into the pool and your bikini top fell off.”

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Pledges

Lightning Bolt Self Defense Training (1/17/17, Oakland CA)

If you’re in the SF East Bay, join us for Lightning Bolt Self Defense Training

Tuesday, January 17th
7:30am – 9am
500 El Embarcadero, Oakland (between Grand and Lakeshore)

Trainers: Nanea, Bridget, Uke:, Laura

This training will take place in public, and is open only to people who do *not* identify as cisgender men.

However, it is not open to all women.

For example, it is not open to the Oakland Mayor; Chief of Police; Hillary Clinton; former District Attorney Nancy O’Malley; Janet Napalitano; or any police officers.

Cis men may be enlisted to perform auxiliary roles. (Email contact@lightningbolt.vision if interested.)

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