25 Days of Windcall (25DW) took place in May of 2014. 25DW was a way to honor Windcall’s 25th Anniversary and the gifts it brings the social justice movement. We ran a vibrant awareness campaign via social media to encourage organizers to take up some of the practices learned in the Windcall Residency Program experience. Over 30,000 unique users were reached by our postings on Facebook which engaged people with perspectives and concrete tools on the Staying Power practices of health, contemplation, creativity, quiet, organizational practices, nature, and connection/relationships. Participants posted responses, photos, videos, and other ideas and resources for fellow organizers. In addition, Windcall alumni gathered in New York City, North, Carolina, and Tennessee to build community, support, and Staying Power!
And even though the time period is over, we still invite you to experiment with some practices that have transformed organizers, grounded their self-care, and elevated their staying power for over two decades. Join our online community to share your practices and learn from others. Our calendar of practice ideas is for you to explore. If you’re a Windcall alumnus, ask other alums to join you or organize a gathering in your region. See what these organizers planned to do during 25DW.
The major themes for 25DW are inspired by what organizers actually experience during a Windcall Residency. The practices are from the Residency Program or were submitted by Windcall alumni. They may help alleviate stress, fuel your creative fire, and spark new ideas about your leadership, organizations and movements. Join in and build your staying power!