FRIDAY, JUNE 24: Work, Wellness & Weaving Retreat
to build anti-racist culture

An in-person nature retreat for people working in and committed to racial justice and social equity

Retreat to support the ways we transition into making time and space for how we integrate personal care, communal care, meaningful relationships, and coalition building into our work to co-create culture centered in humanity, equity, and belonging for collective liberation.

Calling in culture builders, social justice activists, equity facilitators, status quo disruptors, health care and education change makers to join EmpowR co-creators for a day together to build embodied anti-racist culture.

Open to all identities and affinity space will be utilized with consent.

Wellness, Work & Weaving Retreat
  • Cultivate safe ways to experience embodiment in how we connect with ourselves, each other, and being in community.
  • Share learning about how we conduct our personal and organizational work, how we weave connection and movement support, and how we care for our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being in anti-racism and gender/class/ability equity work.
  • Co-create deeper connection with our humanity in nature to embody different layers of anti-racist culture emergence.

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary
Plainfield, Vermont


Friday, June 24, 2022


9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST


Flow of the Day
The day will be a mix of full group circle, small group conversations, affinity space for different identities, solo reflection time, and opportunities to share and receive healing, somatic movement, and embodiment practices.

EmpowR co-creators will hold courageous, vulnerable, and empathetic space for our time together. Saudia LaMont is a racial equity trainer, consultant, and facilitator; community organizer and advocate; and Democratic candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives (Lamoille-Washington District). Rae Carter is a dialogue facilitator, communication and healing navigator, and anti-racism educator.

Lunch salads and snacks will be provided. Please bring something to share if that feels nourishing to you. You are also encouraged to bring something for lunch that meets your dietary and energy needs in addition to what will be provided.

Mineral rich mountain water and herbal tea brewed from plants stewarded at the sanctuary will be available throughout the day.

We do not want lack of child care to be a reason why someone cannot attend this retreat. If this applies to you, please fill out this form to let us know your childcare needs so we can try to provide accommodation at the retreat so you may attend.

We will gather outside, on the Earth, under the trees at the beautiful Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont. Chairs and rain coverings will be provided. Please bring what you need to be comfortable (mat, blanket, pillow, clothing). This is a nature-based event and we will be outside all day. There is a friendly dog and cats on the premise who may participate at times.

Directions and more details of how to prepare will be provided upon registration.

The Wellness, Work & Weaving Retreat is a full day experience and is intentionally being held on a weekday to encourage building culture where the workday includes many facets of anti-racism education, practices, and support. This retreat is also a professional development opportunity for people working in and committed to racial justice and social equity.

We encourage interested participants to request the time to attend and payment coverage from their employers at the Actual Cost of Program Rate. For participants whose employers will not cover the cost, we offer a sliding fee scale to help support accessibility.


We offer the following Sliding Fee Scale:

$25-$75 – People with a marginalized identity or economic disparity
$75-$200 – People with average income/steady paycheck
$200-$300 – People with high income who can pay it forward
Paying it forward supports EmpowR’s commitment to equity and ability to offer generous sliding fee scale options.

We ask businesses/organizations paying for an employee to attend to pay the Actual Cost of Program: $150
If this is not possible, please use the sliding fee scale.

If the sliding fee scale still prohibits you from attending, please contact us to inquire about financial accessibility.
We want to ensure everyone who wants to attend is able to.


You will be asked to fill out some questions when you register to help us prepare for the retreat.

Registration for WT people is FULL.
There is 1 space left for a BIPOC person.

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Life happens! If you are unable to attend, you can pay the cost forward to help someone else attend. You can also request a refund up to 24 hours in advance. Cancellation refunds include a small fee to cover credit card costs. No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of a program.