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We are a grassroots collective of young working class women ages 14 through 30 from the urban neighborhoods of Boston who take a holistic approach to organizing in order to create personal and social transformation. Our programming focuses are political education, healing from trauma, creative expression, community building, and organizing work to end racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. Peace family! If you are working-class woman of any culture living in Boston and are between
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  We are a grassroots collective of young working class women ages 14 through 30 from theurban neighborhoods of Boston who take a holistic approach to organizing in order to createpersonal and social transformation. Our programming focuses are political education, healingfrom trauma, creative expression, community building, and organizing work to end racialdisparities in the juvenile justice system.  Peace family!If you are working-class woman of any culture living in Boston and are between the ages of 14-30, please read a little more about our programming to see if you’d like to apply. To be a member you must be able to attend group every Wednesday night from 6-8pm at the Louis D Brown Peace Institute inFields Corner. Food and childcare are always provided free of charge for members! Every other Wednesday we have Girls’ Rap circles. The circles are divided by age groups so we canconnect with women our same age about the realness in our lives. These circles are lead by licensedcounselors who give us guidance and connect us with resources. Through Girls’ Rap, we learn to practice the values of trust and sisterhood, and give each other real support.On the other Wednesdays we have What’s the 411 , our political education program where we learnabout the things left out of public school and textbooks. Each session, the members decide what we wantto learn about and we have workshops about the issues facing our lives.In Street Theatre we use dance, song, step, poetry, rapping, drumming, improve, photographs, video,and other performance to share our stories and heal from trauma. Street Theatre performers also receiveworkshops from local artists to help develop our skills. Our Sisters Behind the Wall is a committee that develops and facilitates quality gender-specific programming for young women involved with DYS. Any member can be on the committee and she willreceive training to get her prepared. We also run a Task Force to address the racism of the juvenile justice system. We have monthly meetings with organizers from across the city.  Girls’ Night Out are regular outings we have to celebrate, have fun, and build bonds with each other.We try to experience cultural events and new experiences around the city while kicking back andenjoying each other’s company.If you become a member of R&S, you can earn the opportunity to travel around the country and world toattend conferences, trainings, and other gatherings. Members can also create internships and take onleadership roles in the organization.  If R&S sounds like the place for you, please fill out the application. Write as much or as little as you’d like, we just want to get a taste of your flavor! We accept members based on how much spacethere is in the group. After we review the application, we will hold a group interview at the Peace Institute with all potential members. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY AUGUST 29TH  Email: rands@reflectandstrengthen.org Mail: 6 14 Columbia Rd #R, Dorchester, MA 02125 Phone: 617-442-2355 Thank you for your interest in Reflect and Strengthen and we hope to meet you soon!  Reflect and Strengthen Membership Application Name : ____________________________________________________   Address: ____________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________  Main Contact Number:  ______________________________________________  Backup Contact Number:  _____________________________________________  Email: _____________________________________________________  Name of Parent or Guardian: _________________________________________  Parent or Guardian Phone Number:  _____________________________________   Age:  _____  Are you in school?  ________  Grade/School:  ____________________  Do you work?  ________  What is your occupation?  _________________________  Ethnicity/Ethnicities:  ________________________________________________  Languages spoken at home:  ___________________________________________  How did you hear about R&S?  __________________________________________  Reflect and Strengthen is an organization for young, working-class women from or living inthe urban neighborhoods of Boston. We define working-class as not having some basichuman rights such as safety, safe housing, reliable transportation, arts programs, qualityeducation, healthy food, quality healthcare and mental healthcare, and good paying jobs.Working-class women sometimes experience violence against themselves or their families,trauma, homelessness, and incarceration. Different women experience and defineworking-class differently for themselves. Do you identify as working class? If not, what class do you feel you are?  _____________________________________________________________  What does your class mean to you?  _____________________________________________________________    _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________  Describe a typical week. Feel free to include work, school, family,responsibilities, activities, hobbies, sports, and anything you do!  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________  If you become a member of R&S, you will be joining other members of different races and experiences. Together we will learn about many different communities and lifestyles. What are your feelings about joining a diversegroup and learning about new cultures?  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________  _______________________________________________________________________ 
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