A WORD FROM CODE SWITCH!
COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, AND COLLECTIVE CARE
Greetings Code Switch Fam'!
First and foremost, we hope this message finds you safe, doing well, and creating new ways to love on and connect with family, friends, and mentees, especially amidst such confusing times. We are also sending love, light, and positive thoughts your way. Remember, we are resilient, so together, we will get through this!
Speaking of getting through - in the interest of health and safety, we have suspended site-based programming and are practicing social distancing. Yet, we remain committed to community, connection, and continuing our healing work through restorative sister circles, and are happy to announce several ways we plan to hold space with one another in the coming weeks - see below. Each is meant to provide Girls and Womxn of Color with time and space to connect, collectively navigate the stress and trauma caused by the changes in our daily lives, share stories of resilience, and shower each other with sisterly love! If this sounds interesting and you are a self-identified Girl (aged 13-19) or woman of color (any age) in need of this space, we invite you to join us for one, a couple, and/or all of our circles!
In the interim, remember to be kind to one another, stay safe, smile much, laugh out loud a lot, and take advantage of the myriad of ways to connect, commune, and engage self-care through collective care with your sisters! But most of all, be hopeful!
JOIN US FOR ONE OF OUR WEEKLY RESTORATIVE SPACES
Let's connect through social media! We invite you to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Like our page, then drop some words of positivity for our girls! We also invite questions, innovative ideas to make schools more equitable for Girls of Color, positive mantras, inspirational videos, resources for girls and womxn, and photos of Girls and Womxn creating bright mentored moments as they find new ways to connect during these times.
Twitter/Instagram: @CodeSwitchLV #CodeSwitchLV
Teacher Time With Tracy on Tuesdays
Join this safe mentored space for girls and young womxn of color in grades 3-12 who need homework help and technology support during the COVID-19 shelter in place. Educators with technology questions invited too!
When: Tuesdays, 4PM - 5PM
Where: Zoom Conference Room
Bring: Homework and Online Technology Use Questions
Use This Link To RSVP: https://www.smore.com/pauk3
Journaling with Jameelah on Thursdays
When: Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Zoom (Check our social media sites on Thursday morning for weekly journal topic)
Bring: A Positive Outlook, something to write with and your journal
Use This Link to RSVP: https://www.smore.com/aep2d
Freedom Friday Power Hour!
Feeling isolated? Looking for peers to connect with during social distancing? Then this youth-only space is for you! Join Code Switch for freedom power hour, where you can share your frustrations, as well as your moments of joy! Come on out and let's navigate this new frontier together! Again, this safe space is for youth only please.
Who: Youth of Color ages 13-19
When: Fridays, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Zoom Meeting Room
Bring: You! Come as you are and we'll make space for what you need!
Use This Link to RSVP: https://www.smore.com/kup8q
Creation Station Saturdays: An Arts Based Mentored Experience
Who: Girls (school age) and Womxn (all ages)
When: Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Zoom Meeting Room
Bring: A pencil, some paper, and You! Other art supplies as available.
Use This Link to RSVP: https://www.smore.com/1jr58
Sankofa Sunday: A Digital Happy Hour for Women of Color
We invite Womxn of Color who teach, mother, other mother, mentor, and/or support Girls of Color to join us on Sundays from 4PM - 5PM for happy hour! Bring your favorite wine glass filled with your favorite happy juice (ours will be filled with grape juice of course) and prepare to keep it light, have some fun, and end our time together with a toast to the mantra, "We are sister's, we are strong, we are resilient, and together we will make it through!"
RSVP on Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Sankofa-Sundays-A-Sister-Circle-4-Women-of-Color/