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Uniting and empowering a diverse community of women and girls in the martial arts

We welcome all women and girls including individuals who are transgender, non-binary or self-identify as female. We aim to make our training spaces as accessible and inclusive as possible for our diverse community. Please contact us if you are wondering if this is a good program for you or your youth. 



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Thank you for making camp 2021 great!

About 100 participants enjoyed a condensed and powerful camp with 7 amazing teachers and 13 classes. We were able to continue our discussion about race and martial arts, and even squeeze in a little social time. Thank you for your flexibility in these constantly changing times. Our community is what matters most, and we were able to come together because of your resilience. By the way, you can still order T-shirts and more HERE!

Mark your Calendars!

Camp 2022 will be October 13-16

at CYO Retreat Center
in Occidental, CA

Now seeking nominations to be on our Board of Directors

We will have four vacancies on our Board of Directors in the fall of 2021. 

What does it take to be a PAWMA board member? The most important characteristic we are looking for is excitement and capacity to serve as a volunteer on the Board! Being a martial artist and a member of PAWMA is also a great start. Additional areas of skill could include:

  • Strategic planning

  • Accounting and finance

  • Business development

  • Marketing and communications

  • Public relations

  • Event planning/fundraising

  • Internet and social media

  • Membership development

  • Anti-oppression and social justice


Additional details:

  • Terms are typically three years long. 

  • Meetings are held once a month over Zoom. (Yes, we Zoomed before it was a thing). Meeting frequency increases as we ramp up to camp. 

  • Additional time commitments vary depending on tasks and/or positions you’ve elected to take on. 


Feeling enthusiastic and ready to dig in? Have a specific skill set you’d like to offer? Want to deepen your relationship with an amazing organization? Do you know someone who you think would really help PAWMA behind the scenes? We want to hear from you! We are now accepting nominations. You may nominate yourself or another PAWMA person. Please use this form to let us know that you are interested. Thank you! 


Black Lives Matter Conversation

Our nation is engaging in conversations that need to be had about how Black Americans face disproportionate violence at the hands of police, a disproportionate rate of incarceration, and systematic racism that prevents access to resources. Below are listed ways that you can help with or without donating money.

This list is sourced from submissions from our PAWMA community and compiled by our newsletter editor. It is, of course, incomplete—we invite you to continue the conversation by sharing resources and reactions in your training communities and in our racial justice programming at this year’s camp!

DONATE

National

  • The Bail Project: National revolving fund that battles mass incarceration
  • Black Lives Matter: International organization with a mission to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
    Three women founded #BlackLivesMatter in 2013 as a response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer.

  • Share your next stimulus check. https://www.sharemycheck.org/

Local

  • Find your local bail relief fund, BLM branch, or organization that addresses police violence against Black Folx

ACTIONS THAT DO NOT COST MONEY

ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW

  1. NAAACP (@NAACP)
  2. The Conscious Kid (@TheCosnciousKID)
    Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens
  3. Showing up for Racial Justice (@showingupforracialjustice)
    SURJ is a national network of groups & individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
  4. Families belong together (@fams2gether)
  5. Sistersong (@sistersong_woc)
  6. Carenotcops campaign (@carenotcopspdx)
  7. Mpd_150 (@MPD_150) 
  8. Campaign zero (@campaignzero)
  9. Black Lives Matter (@BLM)

More Education and Action Resources »

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