Next Meeting

KWEN Quarterly Meeting

When: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM), 1204 Oread, Lawrence, KS 66044

Join us for another mini-workshop potpourri! This is a networking event followed by small workshops focused around the theme “Finding Your Voice”. Each workshop will be offered two times, enabling attendees to participate in two of the four.

You can RSVP here or on the Facebook Event (must be logged in to view event).

The workshops are:

1. “Blogging and Best Practices in Using Social Media ” – Amanda Davis
This workshop is ideal for women who have been interested in creating a personal blog for sharing their voice, passions, ideas, or things that they create. Our workshop presenter is Amanda Davis, a social media coordinator at the University of Kansas. She helps build content for blogs that are presented on KU websites, and social media posts that share the happenings at the University. Amanda is also a facilitator for Lawrence’s Social Media Club that meets every Wednesday morning. During this workshop, she will introduce you to Medium, a free blogging platform that also serves as a place to read articles and blogs related to your interests. Amanda will also give you tips for using social media like Facebook and Twitter as an effective tool for sharing your voice.
2. “Care for the World – Care for Yourself” – Ginna Kellog
This session will help you to discover both your individual way forward, as well as the actions that take care of you. How can you stay active and not be overwhelmed? What is your piece of the puzzle that makes the difference you want to make? Based on the work of Joanna Macy, we will look at three areas in this session that are necessary for deep change to occur:
1. Holding Actions (direct action)
2. Structural Change (new solutions)
3. Shifts in Consciousness (values creation and alignment)
Join us to “breathe out”, and begin to find a path to both peace and action!
“I’ve become convinced that, in part, people remain uninvolved because there are so many issues. They don’t know whether they should try to protect sea mammals or battered children or work for the climate. So just take the issue that you have the most passion for and work on that. If you work on the rain forest, you’re also working to protect the sea mammals. If you think you have to deal with them all, you’ll be immobilized.” -Joanna Macy
3. “Tai Chi” – Adrineh Mehdikhani
What is Tai Chi? Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.
Adrineh Mehdikhani has graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor degree of Health Science with option of Physical Therapy in 1995. She has received her Master of Business Administration with customized Major: Health Care Administration from La Sierra University, Riverside, CA in 2006. She has also successfully completed the Professional Medical Interpreter Training in 2009. She is also certified Tai Chi instructor for Arthritis through Arthritis foundation. Adrineh has worked in different health care settings. She had been working at LMH Therapy Services, in Lawrence, KS since 2006. She has been teaching Tai Chi classes since August of 2013.
4. “Engaging Your Representatives Through Letter Writing” – Renée Whaley
Frustrated with your representatives and want to give them a piece of your mind? Send them a letter! Letter writing is an easy way to engage with your members of Congress and can be as long as a multi-paragraph page or as short as a postcard. In this workshop we’ll go over best practices for contacting your representatives and tips on effective correspondence. Pens, postage, and stamps will be provided. Renée Whaley is a member of the Letter Writers Alliance and the Lawrence Letter Writing Club (which meets on the ‘teenth Sunday of every month at Decade).