Thank You: All Hands On Deck Retreat

In a scenic, serene retreat setting, I Choose To Win held the All Hands On Deck Retreat with an intimate and diverse group of women to discuss the action steps necessary to restore love, peace, compassion, humanity and solidarity in our neighborhoods  – and ultimately our world as we deal with racial tension and social injustice. Facilitated in partnership with Erica Wexler, Change Management Specialist and CEO, of Transformational Guidance, we concluded it starts first, with us. So, we made a pact to be the change we would like to see. Beginning with you – and beginning with me. Each attendee and participant wrote a personal declaration to take the necessary action to invite love, peace, compassion, humanity and solidarity into their daily lives before holding the world accountable to the same. And, for those who are ready to take collective, or corporate action, we are prepared to launch a campaign entitled, “I’m ALL In!” Stay Tuned as so much fruit came from this event, of which will be unveiled over the next month. God bless all who showed up, shared, contributed toward next steps and have pushed the dialogue in their own sphere of influence.

A special thank you goes out to DivaGirl Philly‘s Maria Majet Reyes for donating her time and Zumba instruction so we could shake off anything that would hold constructive dialogue back. And for Cara Anderson of Flexx Yoga, who traveled all the way from Washington D.C., for an introductory yoga session so we may meditate and guide our thoughts toward impactful solutions.

For a glimpse into this event, check out the pictures.