More than 20 women gathered throughout the course of the day on November 10 to participate in a livestream of Marianne Williamson’s Sister Giant gathering. We are thrilled that current and new YES& women attended and participated in learning, sharing and connecting around women+politics+spirit.
A few potential action items that stood out from the conversations and can also be found in the Citizen Activation notes:
· Setting up a panel of women leaders to educate other women who are interested in running for office in this county and/or serving on committees.
· Mentoring women who want to run for office or sit on committees. Training/mentoring interns and assistants for women in office.
· Supporting Hilary Bryant with her abundance of emails, research, mail etc.
We are setting up a quick meeting via conference call for anyone who thinks they might want to work on some of these initiatives or would like to stay/get involved. At that meeting we will create the agenda for a longer meeting in January for those interested in staying in the loop (regardless of your commitment). We are planning to host that call on Thursday, December 6 at 4pm,. We will be using this conference dial in: 712-432-3900 access 926191# moderator 107238. If you can’t make it and are interested in staying connected, please drop us an email and we will send you out an update.
Access to More Sister Giant
Sister Giant still has live streaming available of Saturday. We already paid for it, so if you are interested in hearing any of the content again or want to share it with others, this will be a great opportunity. Please contact me (Julie) and I will send you the password. Only one login at a time, so if there are multiple requests, we will spread them out over a few days.
We also hear that Sunday was amazing and are looking into that download. I (Julie) watched the panel on Saturday night with representatives from the political parties and found it to be an interesting dialogue. Sister Giant is also working on getting the speaker on “Prisons as a Growth Industry” to all of us who were not on site. Thank you to Jessica for stepping up and giving us such great insight into our local issues.
UPDATE from Marianne- Her Letter To Sister Giants
Here is the update from Sister Giant http://sistergiant.com/sistergiant/letter-to-sister-giants/
Marianne & Sister Giant Follow-up Meeting
Via Sister Giant “Our first monthly phone call – dealing with the issue of the current conflict in the Middle East — will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. My guest will be Rabbi Michael Lerner (www.tikkun.org) , whose new book is titled Embracing Israel/Embracing Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. I have also written an article for Huffington Post called “Israel, Palestine, Love.” Dial in details for the call will be emailed and will be available on our site. Our second call, to be held on January 2nd, will be on the topic of poor air quality in America’s public schools.”
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Diane Lamotte and the contributions from attendees, we helped fund one girl in the Mini Mermaid Running Club! We also dropped off $70 to Friends of Parks and Rec for the Youth City Council program. Together we contributed a total $140 of donations from our event. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!
Hey Sister Giant!!
We will be reaching out to Sister Giant to let them know that SC is listening and interested in staying connected and informed!
We are honored to have, once again, curated a conversation and possible actions around a topic that has deep resonance with women and our local/global communities.