I want to be with people who submerge
in the task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row, and pass the bags along,
who are not parlor generals and field deserters
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or the fire be put out.
– Marge Piercy, To be of use
The work of women is often a contested thing – its shape, its worth, its dignity and power. But over and over again, the world is saved and healed by the work of women: women who are menders and makers, growers and bakers, artists and teachers and caregivers. Join us for conversations with inspired and inspiring women who connect the work of their hands to the well-being of our communities and help create a world that supports the flourishing of all.
Each monthly session will be a “micro-retreat,” a time set apart with conversation, practices, and community led by wise women. We will provide registrants with materials to help connect the series together and we encourage you to form cohorts of friends to experience the sessions with each other. Plus, we will provide additional opportunities for participants to connect with each other throughout the year!