Contemplatives in Action

Spring 2021 JV Retreat

This spring, our theme is Contemplatives in Action. During the spring retreat, Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps Members will be invited to be contemplatives- one who not only uses their passions and skills- but also mindfully sets aside time to think on the past and present, so to move towards informed action for the future. The invitation is to reflect in a deep, intentional way on the experiences of the past nine months around the core values of JVC Northwest. This moment of pausing helps to provide an orientation towards a long view on how to co-create social, ecological, and equitable change throughout one’s life. Contemplatives create space for deep listening of their own desires, values, and needs- as well as the assets and needs of their local/global community. Seeking to take action moves them to be individual and collective agents of change.


Our Retreat will occur within our three retreat regions. There will be gatherings that are program wide (all three retreat regions) and some gatherings that are region specific. Not sure what your community’s retreat region is? See below regional information. Note: Big Sky/Mountain West schedule has both Mountain and Pacific time zones.

Identity Meet Ups

Non-Christian Meet-Up 
Facilitators: Matt Ferguson (he/him) and Monica Glasscock (she/they)
Friday, April 16 1:30 p.m. AK/2:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. MT
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BIPOC Liberation Meet-Up 
Facilitators: Zayna Abusada (she/her), Fumi Tosu (he/him) and Mo Wieser (she/they)
Friday April 16, 4:30 p.m. AK/5:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. MT
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White Accountability Session 
Facilitators: Adrianna Horsey (she/her) and Michelle Manning (she/her)
Friday, April 16, 4:30 p.m. AK/5:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. MT
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GayVC Meet-Up 
Facilitators:  Zayna Abusada (she/her), Matt Ferguson (he/him), Morgan Peck (she/her), and Mo Wieser (she/they)
Saturday, April 17, 4:00 p.m AK/5:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. MT
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Ability Meet-Up 
Facilitators: Adrianna Horsey (she/her), Cody Hervey (he/him), Rileigh Crawford (she/her)
Sunday, April 18, 3:30 p.m. AK/4:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. MT
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Working Class Meet-Up 
Facilitator: Mo Wieser (she/they)
Sunday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. AK/5:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. MT
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