WOC 2k15 Recap: Swagger, Courage & Love

By Sabrina Hersi Issa

Dear WOC,

In October, we stood in a gigantic circle in Big Sur wrapping this year's Web of Change at Esalen. It was a powerful experience. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Check out this beautiful visualization, drawn by WOC alumni Jackie Mahendra, from Mia Birdsong's session about expanding empathy and compassion in our movements and beyond. 
  • Mariana Ruiz led a session on understanding structures and systems of oppression and leading insurgencies for racial justice and equity in our organizations and movements.
  • Amanda Kloer and Gibran Rivera got us thinking about how speculative fiction and sic-fi design can help us imagine different ways people can live, work, be together and see different forms of community. 

I hope this gives you a bit of a view into some topics we explored at Web of Change. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this year's conference special and we hope to see you there next year!

Cheers, Sabrina
Sabrina Hersi Issa
2015 Event Chair

Photos: Dakota Fine