So much is alive, in flux, and in need of attention and action in this moment. In the face of incredible injustice, pain, rage, numbness, and grief, we are also seeing incredible leadership and transformations occurring across the northeastern United States and beyond. The purpose of this Jam is to slow down together in order to meet the urgency of this moment in our world in a grounded, intentional, and strategic way.
We are hosting the Jam in order to:give time and attention to nourishing new stories and new ways of leading and being that are emerging in our lives and work. support each of us in cultivating the courage and resilience to take purposeful, clear, and conscious action in response to violence and injustice. find the heart wisdom we need to unearth old stories that must be shed – in ourselves and our communities. build the kind of connection and community of practice we need to sustain ourselves in the beautiful and heart-bending work of making change.
Jams are so-called because we are inspired by music jam sessions. The Jam is not a conference, seminar, training or workshop. When musicians get together to “jam,” they get to share their unique skills and knowledge, as well as learn from the other musicians. When musicians improvise, they create music that no one has ever heard before. YES! Jams do the same for people changing the world.130+ Jams have been held with change-makers on six different continents over the last 18 years. This will be the 4th Northeast Changemakers Jam.
We invite you to support the jam financially if you're able. We are collectively fundraising to support the jam, in order to continue to build financial accessibility and to build class solidarity. Doing this work collectively is a chance for us to break down the idea that access to money is a personal success or failure and instead to build collective responsibility to making this event financially accessible.
For a sense of costs:
$45 covers lodging for a night for a participant
$100 covers food for a participant throughout the jam
$330 covers the food and lodging for a participant through the whole jam
~$1000 allows us to pay the organizing team for their time in putting this jam together