L to R: Linda, Eric, and LeeLee holding their favorite chickens.
PrYSM held its 2015 Summer Retreat at Movement Ground Farm, a farm / social justice retreat center started by PrYSM co-founder and former E.D. Kohei Ishihara. Among the ducks and fresh vegetables, we reflected on the work PrYSM has done in the past year and envisioned the work to be done for the rest of the year and 2016. Members of Queer & Trans Thursdays and After Hourz joined us to talk about how their programs have been inspiring and challenging, as well as envisioning their own future. We talked about leadership position changes and how we, as a family, can support and help each other out throughout these changes.
L to R: Steven, Daniel, Charlie, and Michael demonstrate tool techniques.
We want to thank Kohei and his assistant Michael for hosting us. It was a wonderful weekend for camping, farming, and chasing chickens. We are grateful for the home-cooked meals and refreshments provided, but mostly for the wonderful space devoted to social justice work at Movement Ground.
We are overjoyed with the work that we have done and will continue to do, especially with Youth Orientation happening in October. We have so many events coming up, particularly our annual fundraiser in November, and cannot wait to see you all there.
L to R: Vanessa, August, and Eric congratulating themselves on building a tent.
You might have also noticed that we’re Instagramming more, our Twitter game is on fire, and Facebook knows what’s on our mind more often than not. Well, that is because we have hired a Social Media Intern, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, who will be working on also updating our website! Stay tuned as Vanessa works to let you know what is happening at PrYSM on all social media platforms. So if you’re not following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, now is the time to do so!
L to R: Eric, Daniel, Linda, Steven, Charlie, Michael, and LeeLee model with their favorite farm features.