Thank you for all your support during our year end fundraising drive. Thanks to many generous donations from our members, we raised $12,850 towards our goal of $5,000, which will help make possible a new series of workshops and events that serve visionary women and their allies in 2017.
This year, 2017, will present many challenges for our communities and our nation. Thus, we have decided to refocus our efforts to make our voices heard by holding a series of events that reflect gatherings requested by you, our members. These events will be opportunities for you to speak out on issues you care about, connect with community, receive feedback on your projects, and further evolve the world of ideas that we have set in motion since our first gatherings over a decade ago.
WVC stands for both the Women’s Visionary Congress, the gathering we have hosted annually for the last decade, and for the Women’s Visionary Council, a non-profit we started to gather ideas and organize these events.
When we started holding our annual Women’s Visionary Congress eleven years ago, very few women were represented in public discussions about psychedelics and consciousness and we felt that creating a space where women’s voices on these topics were privileged was essential. Now we are seeing many women represented at gatherings focusing on these topics. WVC played a pivotal role in this shift – many of the women speaking at these gatherings spoke for the first time at our Congress or gained valuable support for their projects that allow them to succeed. Our 10 years of Women’s Congresses gathered a strong community and a wellspring of women’s wisdom.
This year we feel that it is time for our focus to shift and so we have chosen not to host a Women’s Visionary Congress. Rather, we will be focusing on a series of smaller events in Northern California with a focus on building and strengthening our local community.
WVC stands for both the Women’s Visionary Congress, the event we’ve been holding for the last decade, and for the Women’s Visionary Council, a non-profit we started to gather ideas and organize these events. We are all part of this Council and we look forward to hearing your ideas and gathering with you this year. Feel free to share your ideas for events and projects with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our year of events will begin on March 4th and 5th with our two-day Women and Cannabis Salon in Oakland and San Francisco.
On April 24, we will hold a workshop on Psychedelic Culture and Community at the Psychedelic Science Conference in Oakland.
We welcome you to join us during these gatherings and send us suggestions for events that reflect your interests. Stay tuned for announcements of additional events that will be held in the fall and winter of 2017.