Join us at Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center as we engage with Mia Birdsong’s How we Show up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community on Sunday, January 24th at 7pm ET. We will gather online via Zoom meeting room for an interactive and reflective gathering of the messages in the book. Once you’ve registered, we’ll send more information and details.
About the book: Through research, interviews, and stories of lived experience, How We Show Up returns us to our inherent connectedness where we find strength, safety, and support in vulnerability and generosity, in asking for help, and in being accountable. Showing up–literally and figuratively–points us toward the promise of our collective vitality and leads us to the liberated well-being we all want.
About the author: Mia Birdsong is an activist, facilitator, and storyteller. A Senior Fellow of the Economic Security Project, she was also an inaugural Ascend Fellow of The Aspen Institute and New American California Fellow. She was founding Co-Director of Family Story and Vice President of the Family Independence Initiative, Mia speaks widely at conferences and gatherings across the country. She lives with her loved ones on the occupied land of the Chochenyo Ohlone people (AKA Oakland, CA).
Why we love this book at Kirkridge: The first page has the word retreat, enough said! In all seriousness, it was a beautifully written book that had a healthy mix of data and research and personal experience about how connection, community, and presence is vital in the world we live in today. AND! It’s not always what we think it’s going to be—sounds like the Kirkridge community!
Pricing: Kirkridge is committed to providing heartfelt and generous programming that is available to all. And we need your help to continue doing so. The cost of providing this program is approximately $15 per person. Please support this program if you are able. We will be grateful if you could contribute an additional amount to help cover the costs of others and as always, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
The book club will be facilitated by Justine Johnson. Justine works at Kirkridge where she aspires to continue the important work of connecting social justice communities.
Save the date for the next book discussion: Sunday, March 28th at 7pm ET. Click here for more information.