Do you need a feminist oasis?
*We organize to cultivate feminist community and explore feminist values in action. (More about our mission and values here.) If you are interested in exploring feminism and working towards systemic justice, please become a member or join us for an upcoming event.
What we do
We organize to cultivate feminist communityThat means we organize pop-up events that bring people (of all genders) together in a feminist environment. We set the tone with selections of our Feminist Oasis Library available for browsing (members get borrowing privileges) and welcome interaction and feedback through things like our conversation sticky note walls. We usually have an educational element — either learning about a historical feminist leader, getting to know our community members and organizations or specifically discussing a feminist theory concept — and we ALWAYS have fun. We lift each other up and strive to create opportunities to authentically connect, build resilience and sustain each other beyond a single event through memberships and ongoing events series.
We explore feminist values in actionAn exploration of feminist values in action drives our workshops, which provide feminist education and focus on feminist approaches to business, activism, higher education and local government. Our feminism goes beyond “women in leadership” and is rooted in a common commitment to equality and justice for the benefit of all. We explore more sustainable models of business and activism, including: trade economies, ethical sourcing, body-loving work practices, ecovillage practices, social responsibility, community-supported organizing, nature-informed principles, community agreements and equitable policies. We also offer intersectional feminist audits and advising for businesses, organizations and anyone interested in improving their messaging, representation or practices from a feminist perspective.
How we do it
- Read about our mission, values and how we show up.
- Review our discussion guidelines for how we ask you to show up.
- See how we approach collaborations and partnerships.
- Read our blog for recent updates, event and workshop recaps and other feminist resources.
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Becoming a member is the best way to get involved — you’ll get updates on and access to our events, invitations to member socials, resources to deepen your feminist knowledge and tools to integrate feminist values into your work. Not sure if you want to become a member just yet? Join us for an upcoming event! With the exception of our member socials, all events are open for anyone to attend (typically at a slightly higher non-member ticket rate, for ticketed events). Feminist Oasis is a social enterprise committed to advancing intersectional feminism. (What’s intersectional feminism?) We enjoy bringing our programming into both conventional and unconventional venues around the region. Want to suggest a space for a future event, partner on an event or hire us to bring a Feminist Oasis to your business, school? We would love to hear from you!
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- Send us mail at PO Box 341, Somersworth, NH 03878
Feminist Oasis is based on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, organizing in the greater Seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine region. Feminist Oasis was founded and is organized by Crystal Paradis (want to read our origin story?).