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.
by Emmy DeFigueiredo
Sifu Robin Dahlberg's online setup
Hello PAWMA Members!
We hope this finds you grounded, thriving, and enjoying the bright spots in your training and day to day life. I’m writing to share a bit more about camp - please read on!
As we shared earlier this year - we will once again be hosting camp online. CYO Camp has graciously agreed to push forward our donation another year, and we are exploring dates for Fall 2022. We will continue to keep the membership updated when we have more information, and eagerly look forward to training together in person!
by Nina Thompson
A few of Nina's recommendations
With all the time I haven't been commuting this year, I've been reading. And of course, I want to read about other women martial artists. I've gotten some picks from one of PAWMA's teachers. Here's a list of women we have been reading about:.What a great list! Check it out »
by Robin Dahlberg, Vice President
Your current board showing their fierce determination. L-R from top left: Emmy DeFigueiredo, Robin Dahlberg, Kathy Long, Rusty DeJesus, Jennifer Argle, Mollie Wolf, Gina Mares Kurtz, Jaydra Perfetti
When a new PAWMA Board convened about a year and a half ago, little did we know that the whole world would shift. And we shifted with it! We have been fortunate to have collective skill sets adept in using technology, so that we could plan not one, but now two online camp experiences.
As we continue to adapt, we hope that some of you will join us for the ride. At the conclusion of our next camp, August 26-29, 2021, three of our board members will be signing off from their leadership duties. Another of our members stepped down earlier to grow their family (congrats, Veronica!). With this in mind, we will have four vacancies on our Board of Directors in the fall of 2021.
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!
ACTIONS THAT DO NOT COST MONEY
ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW