• Criminal (In)Justice Circle Meeting by Teleconference

    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

    If you were unable to join the Criminal (In)Justice Circle at the annual conference, now’s your chance to catch up. Learn about the 2014 Criminal (In)Justice Circle Docket and discuss our area of educational focus for 2015. The docket includes Nation Inside, All of Us or None, and National Advocates for Pregnant Women. (Detailed info available upon request.) Educational foci include: Institutional Racism and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice and Children; and The School to Prison Pipeline. Join us to celebrate some good news (it’s a surprise; now that’s incentive to attend the call!) and to chime in about where to focus our attention next year.

  • Holiday Lunch in Atlanta

    Mon, 8 Dec 2014
    Please join us for a fun member lunch in Atlanta.  Prospective members are welcome to attend; please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at
  • Breaking the Inevitability Frame: Alternative Narratives for Climate Justice

    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    Most people think the Keystone XL pipeline has already been built or that it will be built soon. The fossil fuel industry spends millions of dollars to aggressively frame projects like the Keystone XL pipeline as essential for building infrastructure and creating jobs, perpetuating the belief that extreme energy extraction is inevitable.

    Please join us for a conversation with environmental communication expert Cara Pike from Climate Access, a network for those engaging the public in the transformation to low-carbon, resilient communities. We’ll hear about alternative narratives, many of which come from frontline communities like those leading the Climate Justice Alliance and the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, and recommendations on how to reframe this critical debate.

    Cara will share the latest findings from a report released in September for the Tar Sands Solutions Network, Breaking the Inevitability Frame: You Don’t Build a Nation by Saying No. While the report is centered on Canada, there are many take-a-ways that are relevant for U.S. climate justice groups as well. The debate is shifting and that means opportunities to expand the conversation.

    This webinar builds on our 2013 pre-conference No Time to Lose: Catalyzing the Climate Movement, which featured Cara Pike’s presentation on creating stories of hope that can shift public opinion on climate and energy issues. Cara will also share how having an aspirational vision and frame is a key component of movement building. Join us for this important conversation.

  • Bay Area Regional Meeting

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    Please join us for a holiday Bay Area Regional Meeting at the home of Kristin Hull.  We will have lots of time for socializing and discussing our plans for 2015.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend.  RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at

  • Money Mindfulness Program in Pittsburgh

    Fri, 9 Jan 2015

    Back by popular demand!

    Join us for a program focused on transforming your relationship with money, led by WDN's own Maggie Kulyk, on the heels of successful programs in Seattle and the Bay Area.

    Working on our relationship with money is a spiritual practice. Learn why and how to have a healthier relationship with your money by attending this program.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at