Vanguards Retreat is limited to the first 100 sign-ups!
Last time we saw you was on Inauguration Day in 2017 when we hosted the largest progressive womxn’s event in Seattle. Since then, things have been pretty rough. The age of Trump has been riddled with perpetual fear, anxiety, dread, and hard work. We see you. Your marching. Your posts on social. The endless calls to Congress begging them to fight for our lives. We’re exhausted because resisting isn’t easy.
This year, we recognize the need for taking care of #1 (and each other!). Now, more than ever, we need to embrace the practice of self-love, recharge, and meaningfully connect with like-minded folks. Accordingly, Pink Carpet Project will launch this fall equinox (September 22nd) as an intimate and creative learning retreat with the intention of preserving a positive space for progressive womxn to engage, celebrate and learn from one another. So dust off your bota bag, pack up your Pendleton blanket, and get ready to get cozy AF. Pink Carpet Project is taking a respite.
The Retreat will be hosted at the serene Camp Long Park in West Seattle, where we will break out in workshops and activity groups hosted by top womxn leaders (including local senators and Washington House Representatives) whilst sipping hot (spiked!) cocos around crackling fires. We'll have a mid day break featuring mini pop-ups (tarot readers, photobooths, nails, and massage), concluding with a community cook-out and cocktail hour! Keynote speaker will be the one and only Nikkita Oliver!
Tentative Workshops include:
Self-Defense Training, Feminist Karate Union
Get Paid! Closing the Gender Gap, Representative Tana Senn
Herbal Remedies 101, Nyema Clark (Nurturing Roots Farm)
Slam Poetry for Introverts, Ebo Barton
Inner Alchemy: Reiki Healing, Deborah Gray
Chakra Alignment for Release and Relaxation: Deborah Gray
Homelessness and the Housing Crisis: What Can We Do? Representative Nicole Macri
Feminist Comic Strip Storytelling, Mita Mahato & Kelly Froh
Yoga & Meditation, Miranda Rojas
Group Painting, Stephanie Morales (Art X)
Public Speaking for Womxn Leaders, Alicia Dara
Fashion Design Basics , Malia Peoples (Other People's Polyester)
Championing Change: How to Pass a Law, Lauren Davis, 32nd Leg. District Candidate
She Works (too) Hard for the Money: Build Your Financial Fortitude, Jenny Dunne, CFP
Flamenco Fundamentals: The Dance of Female Empowerment, Sarah Ward
Political Activism, Midterms, and What's Next? Senator Rebecca Saldana
Ancient Arts: Weaving & Needlepoint, Koe-Zee
General Admission: $35 / Students: Free
*No person will be turned away because they cannot afford to attend this event. Please email us if you need assistance.