Get Real with Money in 2020

Capitalism got you down? Does money make you panic? Do you avoid bills or hide mail? Does the phrase ‘Roth IRA’ confound you? Are you convinced everybody learned how to be an adult with money except you? Make 2020 the year you start grappling with MONEY.

Join consultant Beth Pickens for a judgment-free environment to confront feelings and fears while gaining some real practical personal finance skills.

In Part 1 (March 8) we will dive into your emotional experience of money and personal finance. You will examine your family’s financial legacy and identify its impact on your present. Examining fear, shame, and guilt, we will use the power of a group experience to disrupt emotional cycles trapping you in money anxieties. You will learn some fundamental exercises to manage the feelings that come up when you think about money. You’ll also get your homework assignment for…

Part 2 (March 15) focuses on practical skills including gathering data about your financial picture, creating a realistic budget, steps for moving out of debt, increasing earned income, and establishing achievable, personalized goals for the near future.

Workshop space is limited so sign up now!

Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She is the author of Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018). Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism and On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and distributed by the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. Chronicle Books will publish her forthcoming guide for artists in spring 2021.

Pickens earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. Since 2010, she’s provided career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for artists and arts organizations throughout the U.S. She team-teaches an entrepreneurship course at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater and teaches workshops at universities, companies, and art spaces throughout the U.S.

Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, she was based in San Francisco where she served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of two queer, multidisciplinary arts non-profit organizations. She specializes in supporting queer and trans artists, women, and artists of color.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

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*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.