workshops and panels



MONDAY MARCH 5TH at 5:30pm

This session aims to celebrate different expressions of the daily life of the immigrant women in Humboldt, we'll be sharing the cultural challenges of our community: the use of language, the development of solidarity networks and the efforts to bring out the artistic expressions of our community.

We'll include information about the importance of the Sanctuary Law in the current times of social and political polarization. We'll finalize with poetry and songs from Latin America. The fee will be donate to support the Sanctuary Ordinance Initiative in Humboldt County.


Arcata Playhouse $3.00


The Round StORY

Tuesday, March 6th at 1:30pm

The Round Story uses storytelling to address our changing demographic, racial equity and social justice. Workshop leaders will be onsite to guide participants through the creation of a one minute digital narrative. Made possible through the generous support of the footprint and Smullen Foundations. 

Arcata Playhouse. Free. 


Family Sing-a-long

Saturday, March 10th at Noon

This will be a fun and active singing and movement class for young children ages birth to 8 and their parents.

Redwood Raks - Free


Stories from the Women's March - Hear Our Vote!

Friday, March 9th at  2:00 pm

The 2017 and 2018 Women’s Marches were the largest organized protests in history. Come share your story of why you participated in a March, and what has transpired in your activism since then. Terry Uyeki, 2017 Eureka Women’s March organizer and Tammy Rae Scott, journalist, will facilitate a story-telling circle.

Arcata Playhouse FREE


Women Activists Panel:

From Women's March to #MeToo

Friday, March 9th at 5:30 pm

An inspiring line-up of creative, passionate women activists will share perspectives on how they are working to make our community and our world a better place by activating others to join them. 

Panelist: Julie Fulkerson, Elizabeth Conner, Savanah McCarty, Chanté Marie-Catt, Paula Arrowsmith-Jones

Arcata Playhouse. Free


Practicing Radical Self Care Panel 


Practitioners from all aspects of mind-body-spirit health and wellness will talk about the value of practicing radical self-care, the notion that one takes care of oneself first before trying to take care of others. How often do women forsake their own health and wellness for the sake of taking care of everyone else?

Panelists: Nicole Nada, Aria Simpson,  Jerryl Lynn Rubin, Peggy Profant, Diana Nunes Mizer

Moderator Carlisle Douglas

Arcata Playhouse - FREE


Racial Equity and Safety

Tuesday, March 6th at 5:00pm

Join us for a discussion about the safety of women in our community. We will talk about what has been working and discuss concerns and possible solutions. This will be a cross generational event with the panelists including HSU students and community activists. Leah Fukunaga.

Arcata Playhouse. Free


Sit-n-Breathe Meditation

Wednesday March 7th at  2:30 pm

Instruction and practice in the ancient art of meditation.  Learn techniques to experience simple relaxed yet focused breathing.  Great for people with busy minds. Stephanie Perrett

Tosha Yoga - FREE


Learning to Lead Tango

Wednesday, March 8th at 2:00pm

Tango is a unique form of partner dance in its creativity and improvisation. Typically a male creates and choreographs while a female expresses and enjoys the choreography. These roles are shifting in some communities allowing interesting expression in this evolving dance. Amy Bloch and Rebecca Stauffer - dancers - aren't we all?

Arcata Playhouse Free


Young Women Forum

Friday, March 9th at 6:00pm

Session designed for girls in 4th-6th grade to meet inspiring local women in a variety of fields of study and professions to expand their ideas of "who I am" into "who I might become."

Redwood Raks $10 pay at the door




This participatory workshop will use theatre games to examine how gender is portrayed in our media, stories, and interactions. How do gender roles affect how we live in our society? Participants will use real-life stories to create short scenes.

Ruthi Engelke

Arcata Playhouse - Pay What You Can