Fireweed Collective

Fireweed Collective is excited to announce our offerings for Winter 2021. We will be offering webinars, parties, and over a dozen support groups.

Become a monthly sustainer for $10 or more or make a one-time donation of $100 or more and you will automatically receive in your inbox the zoom links for the webinars and parties, as well as the webinar recordings.

WEBINARS

All of Fireweed Collective webinars have simultaneous Spanish interpretation provided by Tilde Language Justice Cooperative and ASL interpretations and live captions provided by The Kyle Duarte Company. Register to receive the recording.

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[Image description: Rebel, a white-appearing multiracial femme with black curly hair, looks into the camera. There is a teal background. The top says, “Sick femmes know, no body is disposable, close the camps.”]

Coping with Physical and Psychiatric Disabilities. Presented By Rebel Sidney Black. Click Here To Register.
January 31, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM EST.

This webinar is an opportunity to learn about the tools I use–from pacing myself to social change work, and from honoring my ancestors to quilting–when coping with mental health challenges and chronic pain. I will talk about DBT skills as well as practices that I have developed myself and learned from others.

Rebel Sidney Black (they/them pronouns) is a light-skinned multiracial, nonbinary, zami (same gender loving), disabled person. They have 15 years of experience doing community organizing, facilitating social justice trainings, contributing to community-based theorizing, and nonprofit leadership. Rebel is currently a distance learning student to earn an MS in Counseling. They are interested in integrating counseling with social change work and apply a racial justice and anti-oppressions lens to everything they do. Their long-term goal is to create a therapy collective that integrates individual and group therapy with systemic change work to heal the individual, intergenerational, and systemic traumas that our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Multiracial folks, and People of Color) communities experience. They are also committed to incorporating traditional, cultural, and spiritual practices into this work.Rebel has a history of mental health diagnosis of Bipolar, PTSD, and they are a suicide attempt survivor


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Organizing Through The Pain: Young, Black, And Disabled. Presented By Yoselin Saucedo.
February 28, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM. Click Here To Register

Yoselin is a Queer, Afro-latina, disabled mother, activist, and student. In this webinar, Yoselin will share tools and strategies for organizing while disabled. She will share tips on how to get involved and how to take to the streets (literally and figuratively) while taking care of our minds and bodies.

Yoselin Saucedo is a Queer, Afro-latina, disabled mother, and student. She’s a creative writing major at UCR and a community organizer. Her published work can be found on yoselinsaucedo.com. She organizes with @blacklivesmatterie and @blacknbrownunderground in bringing resources to her local community as well as education and empowerment


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Trigueña: Race and Gender Beyond The Border. Presented By Marie Angel Venarsian.
March 28, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM. Click Here To Register

This webinar will offer a healing-based approach to examining the intersectionality between racial and gender colonization in Indigenous and Afro-centric communities in the American continent. We will look at how race and gender operate within the diasporas of the Americas using historical and socio-economic overviews. I will offer tools for healing and accountability to fortify solidarity across multicultural experiences.


QUEER PARTIES FOR OUR PEOPLE

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Do you need some time to just hang out with people, without having to talk, think, learn, or be on camera if you don’t want to? We sure do! From your floor, your chair, or your table join DJ Chico Chi and Go-Go dancers Blue Charisma and Cinnamon Maxxine for monthly Queer Dance Parties. Come in glitter or your coziest pajamas.

Curious about why we are offering parties? Click here to learn more!


SUPPORT GROUPS

Fireweed Collective Support Groups are unstructured spaces where folks can connect to, and offer mutual aid with others who share similar life experiences and struggles. All support groups are facilitated by members of Fireweed Collective.

Groups run for a month. They meet once a week for one hour. Price includes access to all weekly meetings. Your donations allow us to offer services at low cost.

JANUARY – Click Here To Register

**FULL**Queers Surviving An Apocalypse. A Group For QTPOC Folks Looking For Support. Mondays 2 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

**FULL** Immigrants Hang Out. Tuesdays 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST


FEBRUARY – Click Here to Register

**FULL**Broke with Expensive Taste. A group for Low Income Communities: folks living at, or around the poverty line. Mondays 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST.

**FULL**Spooned Out & Plugged In. A Group For Disabled/Chronically Ill/Neurodivergent People of Color

**El Chisme. A Group For Latinx Folks. Mondays at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**FULL**Femmes To The Front. A group for Trans, Non-Binary, & Intersex femmes of color who experience transmisogyny. Thursdays 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Immigrants With Legacies of War And / Or State Terrorism. A group for immigrants with lived experience of war and/or terrorism in their countries of birth. Wednesdays 5 Pm PST / 8 PM EST.

**Insomniacs Hangout. A group for all that are awake at midnight. Monday 9 PM PST / Midnight EST.

**Life In the Pod. A group for people negotiating newly formed limited social circles and care groups to talk shit about their pod mates so they don’t choke them. Mondays at 6:30 PM PST / 9.30 PM EST.

**FULL**More Than an Expression. A group for Nonbinary & Intersex folks who don’t fit or identify with a normative gender expression. Tuesdays at 5 PM PST / 8 Pm EST.

**FULL**Queers Surviving An Apocalypse. A Group For QTPOC Folks Looking For Support. Mondays 2 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

**FULL**Spooned Out & Plugged In. A Group For Disabled/Chronically Ill/Neurodivergent People of Color. Saturdays 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST.

**The ‘In’ Crowd: Immigrants Coming Together. A Group For Immigrants In The US. Tuesdays 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Toddlers are All the Rage. A group for Latinx/Black/POC parents and caregivers of toddlers who are committed to parenting without physical punishment. Thursdays at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Toddlers Are All the Rage. A group for parents and caregivers of toddlers who are committed to parenting without physical punishment. Thursdays at 3 PM PST / 6 pm EST.


MARCH – Click Here To Register

**Broke with Expensive Taste. A group for Low Income Communities: folks living at, or around the poverty line. Mondays 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST.

**El Chisme. A Group For Latinx Folks. Mondays at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Femmes To The Front. A group for Trans, Non-Binary, & Intersex femmes of color who experience transmisogyny. Thursdays 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Insomniacs Hangout. A group for all that are awake at midnight. Mondays at 9 PM PST / Midnight EST.

**Immigrants With Legacies of War And / Or State Terrorism. A group for immigrants with lived experience of war and/or terrorism in their countries of birth. Wednesdays 5 Pm PST / 8 PM EST.

**Queers Surviving An Apocalypse. A Group For QTPOC Folks Looking For Support. Mondays 2 PM EST / 5 PM PST.

**Spooned Out & Plugged In. A Group For Disabled/Chronically Ill/Neurodivergent People of Color. Saturdays 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST.

**Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. Black people leaning into old and new practices of creativity, music, dance, sci-fi/fantasy, books and tv to gain reprieve, perspective and vision for a better world. Sundays 2 PM PST / 5 PM EST.

**Life In the Pod. A group for people negotiating newly formed limited social circles and care groups to talk shit about their pod mates so they don’t choke them. Mondays at 6:30 PM PST / 9.30 PM EST.

**More Than An Expression. A group for Nonbinary & Intersex folks who don’t fit or identify with a normative gender expression. Tuesdays at 5 PM PST / 8 Pm EST.

**More Than Our Bodies. A group for Trans, Nonbinary, GNC, and Intersex folks who experiences disorder eating, dysphoria, and body dysmorphia Wednesday at 5 PM PST / 8 Pm PST.

**The ‘In’ Crowd: Immigrants Coming Together. A Group For Immigrants In The US. Tuesdays 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Toddlers are All the Rage. A group for Latinx/Black/POC parents and caregivers of toddlers who are committed to parenting without physical punishment. Thursdays at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST.

**Toddlers are All the Rage. A group for parents and caregivers of toddlers who are committed to parenting without physical punishment. Thursdays at 3 PM PST / 6 pm EST.