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Feeling isolated in your passion to make change? With each event, you’ll build relationships with people in a wide variety of jobs, geographies and perspectives. We are different, but share the strong intention to make a difference in the world while also caring for ourselves. Each gathering is rooted in our community guidelines that support us working against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other ways of making people feel like less than who they are made to be. All people and their beautiful bodies are welcome here!

We all want to be connected, curious and courageous in the best ways possible. And we don’t want to do it alone.

For more information about events and to get the Defy the Trend community vibe, please join my Facebook Group, Mindful Leaders’ Lounge.

Big ‘Ol Radical Annual Planning Session; Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

  • Individual Ticket: $60
  • Group Ticket: $150
  • Donation tickets available

A graphic with a 2023 calendar at the top, a yellow legal pad over it with the handwritten-like words with a pen nearby: "Recharge your batteries in 2023, Make plans to joyfully make the change you want to see in the world. The date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT. The title: Big ‘Ol Radical Annual Planning Session.”

Change agents like yourself are working so hard in social services, activism or education. You may be trying to fight for justice in less hospitable settings like existing religious organizations, corporate jobs or government entities.

That work is exhausting. You may even feel burned out.

Join this radical planning session to map out 2023 according to your priorities, not theirs. Gather with like-minded individuals working for reproductive justice, racial and gender equality, full inclusion of LGBTQIA individuals, building mental health supports, violence interruption and prevention, or any other progresive cause, to renew, plan and gather the support you’ll need to stay in the fight in 2023.