When we think of activist, we tend to picture some hardcore, kick ass people at protests, on picket lines, sitting at lunch counters, risking arrest or worse, to fight for their civil rights.   It’s an intimidating and daunting enough image to make some of us feel we could never fit such a title. Yeah, […]

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FOR RELEASE February 27, 2018 Media contact: monette@secularwoman.org Conference website: http://secularwomenwork.org/ Kickstarter website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1033564734/secular-women-work-returns Minneapolis, MN – Secular Woman and Minnesota Atheists are bringing back their activist training conference, and they’re using Kickstarter to make it possible. The Secular Women Work conference will be held in Minneapolis this August 24–26 and features accomplished activists  Jessica Xiao, […]

We are just over a week away from Skepticon 10! Check out the workshops we have in store for you. Friday Creating a Welcoming Group – 9:00 AM Mandisa Thomas You can plan the events, but to get people in the seats, they have to feel they belong.This workshop will walk you through making your […]

Just four days until Secular Women Work workshops at Skepticon. Come find us starting bright and early (enough) on Friday! Handling Public Criticism 10 a.m. It’s going to happen to us all sooner or later. If we don’t get criticized, it’s because we’re not accomplishing anything. How do we keep our reactions productive? Stephanie Zvan   […]

with Miri Mogilevsky Workshop Track 2 Set 3 Online groups are great, in part, because the barriers to participation are lower. However, letting these spaces be overrun by any kind of behavior becomes its own barrier to participation for many people. Let’s talk about how to set boundaries for behavior that keep our spaces accessible […]

with Lauren Lane Workshop Set 2 Track 2 “But what can a nobody like me do?” This is one of the heartbreaking questions we hear in activism, especially since the answer is “Nobody is a nobody” and “So very, very much”. Come to this workshop and come away with ideas on how you–yes, you–can make […]

with Hiba Krisht Sunday – 11:15 AM Workshop Set 4 Track 1 We all know self-care is necessary for activists by now, right? Good. That still leaves us figuring out the how and when. Come learn how to recognize when you need to put yourself first and develop strategies for coping with the everyday stresses […]

with Heather Rosa Saturday – 11:00 AM Workshop Set 2 Track 1 One of the hardest parts of movement activism is navigating competing needs. Assertive communication is a tool to help us stay both focused and respectful while dealing with those needs. Come find out what assertive communication is and practice being assertive in some […]

with Stephanie Zvan Saturday – 9:45 AM Workshop Set 1 Track 1 It’s hard to hear that you’ve screwed up, particularly when you’re pouring time, energy, and heart into making things better. Defensiveness is a natural reaction, but it’s usually not a helpful one. Come discuss strategies to cope with criticism without the world exploding […]