Civic Engagement Homework Club
Tuesdays, September 27th, 7-9:30pm; October 25th, 7-9:30pm; November 29th,
We hear people in our community calling for CHANGE but struggling to find the time to ACT upon that change. The Civic Engagement Homework Club is a recurring meet-up for anyone to put in time on civic engagement or activism projects + processes. You may use the time to work on, research, write about, think about, draw about, or meditate about any issue that speaks to you. Activism is a multi-faceted process – you choose to use the time however you see fit.
We will work as a group to create a supportive, respectful, inclusive & accommodating environment for those who show up.
*Some ideas of how you can use the time:
- Create “office hours” for yourself where you can dedicate your time solely to your cause each month
- Make phone calls or write emails/ letters to policy-makers
- Sit in meditation
- Journal or practice self-care
- Read or research
- Make flyers about a coming action
- Access wifi to find information or connect with others
- Meet others working on causes you care about
What will be provided: paper, pens, wi-fi, tea, coffee, water, non-lyrical ambient music, tables / chairs / floor cushions, 5 minute opening & closing meditations.
Leanne Pedante is a community organizer and entrepreneur who works in connection: connecting people to their communities, to their possibilities, to their intentions and to themselves. In 2013, Leanne founded Trade School LA, a community organization that offers classes to the public using barter instead of money. Trade School LA is run on the concept that everyone has something to offer and has offered classes to over 1,000 students. In addition to running Trade School LA, Leanne works as a freelance graphic designer and leads pro-female workout groups. Hobbies include boxing, history podcasts, and hatching schemes.