CODEPINK Southeastern Regional Planning Retreat
CODEPINK TN coordinators Elizabeth Barger and
Ashley Offt, CODEPINK national organizer Rae Abileah,
and women from throughout the Southeast for an
unforgettable weekend of sisterhood, storytelling,
learning singing, strategizing, and taking action
for a more peaceful world!
here to sign up today to join us!
October 8-10, 2010: Let's get together on
The Farm in Summertown, TN to organize as CODEPINK
in the Southeast! People from The Farm have
been involved with CODEPINK since the beginning
fast in front of the White House in 2003, so it
is exciting for us to welcome women for peace
and CODEPINK supporters to join us October 8-10,
2010 to organize, relax, rejuvenate, and plan
actions for a peaceful & pink future.
- Foster sisterhood and community
- Plan creative actions in the Southeast that
will truly make a difference
- Learn from and inspire each other
- Take action together on Sunday, 10/10/10 in
solidarity with the Global Work Party to counter
- Friday afternoon
Check in and get settled
Supper around 6PM
Evening meet and greet and story sharing
Music with Ashley Offt
- Saturday morning
Yoga, early morning nature walks, and breakfast
CODEPINK history and principles
Discussion of goals
Inspiring allies to action
- Saturday afternoon
Talk by Lynn Grassmeyer who will have just returned from Palestine
Media Workshop - (podcasting, videotaping, electronic
How To Build An Action Workshop with Rae Abileah
Writing Radical Poetry Workshop
Tuneshop - (CODEPINK peace songs & musical
Action - letter-writing
- Saturday evening
Supper joined by women who will participate
in the Walk for Palestine on Saturday morning
Singing around the campfire
- Sunday morning
Optional Yoga, mediation
Movement strategy group discussion on fall organizing
to end war
Action - 10-10-10 Global Work Party to combat
climate change - tree planting action
for global day of action details)
Ongoing throughout the weekend:
"CODEPINK Story Corps" - inspired by
the national StoryCorps project we will convene
a space for women from the Southeast to record
our stories of activism, the impact of war on
our communities, our personal narratives, and
the places from which we draw hope and inspiration.
Each woman will leave the weekend with a CD compilation
of the stories!
- Retreat participants will be housed in
the beautiful Farm dorm and inn in shared rooms.
on The Farm
"The Farm is an intentional community
of families and friends living on three square
miles in southern middle Tennessee. We started
The Farm in 1971 with the goal of establishing
a strongly cohesive, outwardly-directed community.
We want, by action and example, to have a positive
effect on the world. Over the last 35 years,
The Farm has become well known for many things,
from natural childbirth and midwifery to healthy
diet and vegetarian cuisine, creative arts and
alternative technologies to its partnerships
and assistance to native cultures. We choose
to live in community where we share our lives
and fortunes, good times and hard times. We
feel that we can be stronger and more useful
together than we could be separately."
See you there!
Cost & Scholarships
- Price for retreat (includes two nights
lodging, all meals, entertainment, programming,
supplies) is only $100.
- Kids under the age of 18 are half-price and
must be accompanied by an adult.
- Kids under 5 and babies are free.
- Scholarship funds are available. If you have
a financial need for a partial scholarship,