We’re setting up our next training session — which will be on Saturday, May 30 at 1:00pm at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Northwest DC. You can visit our training page for more details.
As always, our training sessions are open to all — even if you’d like to find out more information and are not looking to volunteer at this time. It’s also available as a refresher to anyone who has been a WACDTF escort and gone through training before.
RSVPs are not necessary, but we appreciate them so we can plan accordingly for materials and numbers of trainers.
Feel free to spread the word! If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, you can contact us through the form on our training page.
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First, an unrelated note: Our new website went live this week. Thanks to all of you who have tested it and provided feedback! Be sure to “Contact Us” if you have any comments or questions.
This is a fascinating article from a few days ago: it follows escort Emma Campbell as she volunteers on her shift at the Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast. It’s interesting to see what the climate is like for patients, companions and escorts in a country with far more restrictive laws encroaching upon reproductive rights. Yet some of the narrative seems quite familiar to those of us who escort in the USA.
Unfortunately, our February 21 training was snowed out. It was a tough day to determine what the weather would hold — since the morning showed almost no sign of snow. But the flakes started falling at around 11:30 — and an hour later (30 minutes before our training was to begin!) MLK Library announced that they’d be closing early. We regret any inconvenience that this caused…
We’ve gone ahead and rescheduled our training to Sunday, March 22 at 1:30pm. It will take place at MLK Library, Room A-3 in DC — at 901 G. Street, NW. It’s across the street from the Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro stop (on the Red, Yellow and Green lines).
… and it brings up a good question that many folks had: In case of inclement weather, how will we know if training is still on? The best bet is to follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements: http://www.twitter.com/wacdtf . We’ll usually defer to the status of the location where training is being held.
We’ll see you on the 22nd! (Unless, of course, we get another blizzard. But we’ll deal with it then…)
We’re thrilled to release our September 2014 edition of the WACDTF Newsletter! You can find the latest issue here.
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