Introducing: 2023 Rise Up
We have an exciting announcement! In June 2023, we will temporarily pause accepting new members into our membership, as we prepare to welcome our first-ever cohort of new members. As our base, power, and responsibility grows, we need time to develop stronger structures for member and leadership development so members are prepared to sustain our work. Read on to learn more about why we are implementing these changes and how to stay connected.
NEW MEMBER PAUSE (SUMMER): Beginning June 2023, Lavender Phoenix will temporarily pause new member onboarding. Our New Member Interest Form will remain open and we encourage you to submit your interest. However, we will not follow up immediately as we did in the past. Prospective volunteers who sign up on the form will receive an invite in July to apply to our first-ever new member cohort!
NEW MEMBER PROGRAM (FALL): In September 2023, Lavender Phoenix’s Skills, Knowledges, and Actions To Empower (SKATE) Crew will launch “Rise Up: Building Foundations for Lavender Phoenix Membership”. This program establishes stronger political education at the beginning of a member’s journey to transform our community members into the protagonists and organizers our movement needs. Across three months, new members will root in our organizational culture and values, strengthen their understanding of our Theory of Change, and develop deeper relationships with other Lavender Phoenix members. At the end of the program, we will welcome our new members onto their chosen committees and celebrate their progress during our Member Appreciations celebration in November.
In the meantime, there are so many ways to stay connected to our work! We encourage you to follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsletter, use our healing justice guide, and check out our newly relaunched Dragon Fruit Museum!