JUNTA: Showing Up For Yourself – Winter 2017 Retreat
This March we will focus on our retreat content around community-building and our energy around self-care and exploring how we show up for ourselves. Together we will review some resources on social engagement that help us to reflect our own needs and hold boundaries in group dynamics and relationships. Your participation is a gift to the group. Students tend to work on homework Friday and sometimes Saturday. Plan ahead and attend JUNTA study hall so you can get your work done before you leave.
Retreat scholarships are available. Payment plan = $100 due by 2/1/17 (the sooner the better so we can reserve our lodging) and $40 (for food) due by 3/1/17. Text, call, or email Sara Beth Lohre for info/to register/setup payment plan. Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org and please choose “pay friend or family member” so we do not incur fees.
Origin of JUNTA
Where did JUNTA come from? In 1727 Benjamin Franklin created the Junto, a group of “like-minded artisans and tradesmen who hoped to improve themselves while they improved their community.” The Junto was a discussion group for issues of the day; it subsequently gave rise to many organizations in Philadelphia.
In Fall 2013 a group of Antioch University Seattle students began a grant writing course as they began to envision professional projects, programs, and niches toward social justice. This group has since evolved into a larger mutual improvement support group.
Fall 2014 marked the first JUNTA retreat on Orcas Island where students shared experience, challenged understanding, and developed awareness of the group’s passions, aims, investments, and goals. Students of AUS are recruited through courses with Sara Beth Lohre and through peer relationships with JUNTA members. All AUS students and alumni are welcome to join us!