On November 13th, 2018 Women and Girls CAN host the first Collective Healing and Action Gathering at their office space at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.
The gathering was well attended and the art project was very engaging and successful in creating a safe space for the youth and adult allies to engage in.
Perhaps the most significant outcome of the day was that during the skill share in which the Sisters Empowering Sisters provided a workshop on STIs there was a lot of conversation and cross training by the youth in an effort to make the information the Sisters were providing more accessible and inclusive.
This organic teaching and learning process that naturally evolved between the youth and adult allies is the exactly the type of leadership development and information sharing these gatherings are intending to provide. Overall the first gathering was considered a great success. Thanks to all who attended.