Understanding that the holiday season can be difficult for our community members, we invited folks to join us for a pod mapping workshop, where participants mapped out their immediate support circles and connected intentionally with chosen “pods” to activate networks for community care and planning for safety and wellness. The season can feel isolating, and families can feel complicated, but the practice of acknowledging existing support systems can be life-saving at critical moments. We thank Mia Mingus and the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective's work for providing us with these tools.
Giving Tuesday was a great success! Our new board members, staff, and ALP allies helped us raise and surpass our goal of $4,000 for the day. We are so grateful to all of those who shared our posts, made donations, and mobilized to help us kick off the most critical fundraising period of the year.
Our Monday night moving parties have been impactful. We’re making significant progress in downsizing and reorganizing in preparation for the move to Brooklyn. The parties are bringing together veteran ALP members, staff, and interested new faces to focus our gathered energy on making a gentle transition. Join us in the New Year if you're down to support.
In January, we will be having a F**K You, Gentrification fundraising party to help us get off to a good start in our new formation! With a powerfully transformative year in the rear view, we will gather to honor the Manhattan space, which provided an iconic location for years of service and served as a safe haven for our members and allies. The hope for this event is to bring together ALP family, past and present, to gather resources for one of the biggest transitions the organization has experienced to date, honor our legacy, and say a collective goodbye to forms that no longer fit us. We hope you will join us in closing a chapter and beginning a new one in our evolution as an organization and a community.