February POWER Outage: Journal Making and Autobiography Writing Workshop

Monday, February 1

POWER – 309 5th Ave SE, Olympia

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527972577530874/

Please join us for February’s P.O.W.E.R. Outage! We will each be creating our own personal journal to take home. And we will discuss different ways of writing in a journal and how to use a journal to write your own life story. Materials will be provided, and if you have more stuff you want to bring please do. Each person is encouraged to make their journal however they want it! It might be helpful to think ahead of time about how you want it to look and bring stuff to make it that way. It will be optional to share a journal entry but no one will be pressured. Kids are welcome and it is a potluck. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

POWER News for January 10, 2016

MLK Day March!

Monday, January 18th at Noon

From downtown Olympia to the Capitol

Meet at 10 am for children’s activities and sign painting at POWER Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights
309 5th Avenue SE, next door to Rainy Day Records
Questions? Contact us at 360-352-9716 monica@mamapower.org www.mamapower.org

Take a stand for racial and economic justice!


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  5. Safeplace is hiring a Spanish advocate.

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MLK Day March on Monday, January 18, 2016

Meet at POWER (309 5th Ave SE, Olympia) at 10 am for children’s activities and sign painting. POWER is next door to Rainy Day Records.

We will march at noon from downtown Olympia to the Capitol!

There are many local speakers scheduled after the march including Luvva J, Old Growth Poetry Collective, Alex Puckett, and Lennée Reid

Questions? Contact us at 360-352-9716 monica@mamapower.org www.mamapower.org or visit the Facebook Event Page

Take a stand for racial and economic justice!

Martin Luther King Jr Day March

 

This is a call to action. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we’re asking you to join in the continuation of his struggle for social justice. While many gather on this day to honor his accomplishments in the civil rights movement, we want to also recognize his dedication to ending the numerous intersecting oppressions that still exist in this country.

We will gather at 11 am at Darby’s Cafe. They are closed but are kind enough to let us use their space.

We will march at noon and hold a speak out at Tivoli Fountain on the Capitol lawn. Small children and people with slower mobility will lead the march to ensure accessibility to everyone. Join us for this kid friendly, collaborative action.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Times the are a changin’

POWER member meetings will now be held at an earlier time. Instead of Wednesdays from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, the new meeting time will be from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. The meetings will still be held at POWER’s office, 309 5th Avenue, next door to Rainy Day Records. 

POWER’s Rural County Needs Assessment is a big success!

Sierra, Jen and I presented our Rural County Needs Assessment to the Thurston Home Consortium on Monday, July 14th.  We got great feedback, Consortium and community members agreed that it was a well-done and informative report.  It sparked a rousing dialogue, which would have continued but for time constraints.

Take a look.  Let us know what you think.

Rural%20Thurston%20County%20Needs%20Assessment%202014%20FINAL.pdf

July POWER Outage- Presenting our Rural Thurston County Needs Assessment to the community

Hello all.  We want you to join us as we have a practice run at presenting our report before presenting it to the funders, the Thurston County Home Consortium.  Come see what we’ve been busy at work doing for the last two months!