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Organizers Sustain Each Other With Windcall

To My Fellow Alumni: Join me in donating to Windcall today! I was recently reminded of my time as a Windcall Resident so I have joined the team of alumni ambassadors seeking donations for the Resilience Fund during the 30th anniversary. I’ll tell you my story:I went to Windcall in Montana in 1995 after transitioning from an organizing […]

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Sustaining Resilience for 30 Years

Join me in donating to Windcall today! As Windcall’s first alum I am very excited to see the impact Windcall’s residency and staying power programs have had on many amazing leaders. Celebrate Windcall’s 30th year anniversary with me by donating to the Resilience Fund. Which provides an opportunity for rest, reflection, and rejuvenation for movement leaders from around the country. Thirty-one years […]

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2020: 30th Anniversary Video

As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, Windcall is debuting a new video highlighting the journey from trauma healing to transformation of two Bay Area organizers who did their Windcall Residency in 2018. Check out the video here and join us here in raising $50K for our Albert & Susan Wells Resilience Fund. Our anniversary […]

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2019: Committing to POC Organizers

With the rise of white supremacy and increased violence against communities of color, Windcall renews its commitment to hold healing and transformative spaces for POC organizers. In the Fall, 2019, we hosted our first all African-American/Indigenous cohort. In 2019, all POC residents included: M Adams, Freedom Inc.. WI Charlene Carruthers, BYP100, IL Carlos Duarte, Mi […]

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2018: Debuting Mindful Breathers

Long aware that many organizers are limited from taking sabbaticals by caretaking responsibilities while they raise a family or care for a family member, Windcall started offering one-week Mindful Breathers. Just enough time to catch their breath alone, or together with their family. Windcall now hosts Breathers in the Tennessee Smokey Mountains, in the Connecticut […]

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2017-18: Staying Power Webinars & Trainings

Responding to alumni’s interests for continued learning of wellness and healing justice, Windcall holds several webinars per year focused on various transformative practices. Alumni organizers often facilitate these sessions, grounded in their lived experiences. A rapid response grant from the San Francisco Foundation supported Windcall in forming a training team and designing a curriculum to […]

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2016: Cared For By Organizers

In partnership with the idyllic inn Rancho Gallina in New Mexico, Windcall holds the residencies at a movement home for the first time. Owners and hosts Leslie Moody and Mitch Ackerman organized in labor for decades before retiring and deciding to contribute to the movement by hosting retreats in their environmentally-upgraded ranch outside of Santa […]

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2015: New Partnerships & Leadership

In 2015, Windcall partnered with the Four Freedoms Fund to sponsor residency opportunities for Immigrant Rights organizers. Groundswell Fund joined the following year to offer more capacity building experiences for their Reproductive Justice grantees. These partnerships increase Windcall’s capacity to support frontline organizers in times of crises. Every year, the alumni board convenes to determine […]

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2014: 25th Anniversary Celebration

Over the course of 2014, Windcall alumni, allies, and partners celebrated its 25th anniversary and provided multiple ways for everyone to share healing and transformative practices. Our Cultivate Your Staying Power Poster, designed by alum Fabricio Rodriguez, has become a favorite reminder of the varied and simply accessible ways organizers can stay resilient, whole and […]