In 2019, we celebrated our 30th anniversary. Many of you donated to the Journey of Generosity (Wo’watsi: Na’ingbi aayaagi’i) campaign which enabled us to establish a strong foundation for the future. Thanks to your generosity, we accomplished much through our anniversary campaign. Yet there was a continued need for an expanded campus space to meet the needs of our community especially through the COVID-19 pandemic with physical distancing.
Now we are overjoyed to announce that Tewa Women United has acquired and will be moving into a new home space/office building in Española!
We are truly blessed to have been gifted with this beautiful new home space, located near our longtime current homeplace on Fairview Lane. This new campus will give us a much greater capacity to serve and support our community. We are so excited to share it with you when it is ready to open to the public!
SUPPORT US IN OPENING THIS NEW CHAPTER
As you know, there are many costs involved with setting up a new location and ensuring that our new home space fulfills its potential. We invite you to be part of opening this exciting chapter in Tewa Women United’s legacy by donating to this fund:
We envision this new home as a space dedicated to Healing Justice in diverse forms, including:
classes on Tewa and land-based lifeways
parenting and birthing support
intergenerational gatherings with our Sayain (Circle of Grandmothers) and youth
community get-togethers of all kinds
The grounds include multiple buildings encircling a beautiful outdoor area, where we have grow boxes of vegetables to provide food throughout the year. We envision garden-to-table ability as we also have space for a large garden with a few drip irrigation lines. The grounds also have mulberry trees and a few fruit trees. Imagine cooking classes and demonstrations, remedio-making sessions and expanding our TWU seed library!
Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 to help cover just some of the expenses associated with this transition, which include:
Office furniture, desks and filing cabinets for staff
Growing, nourishing, transforming, and healing, to reach the place of thriving, has been at the center of TWU’s heart work since our founding in 1989. As caretakers of this special land and the buildings on it, we know that this new home will be a place where community members can thrive.
PLEASE JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY!
We can feel the potential for our new home to be a gathering space for Indigenous and land-based people of our region to come together and call forward vulnerability, authenticity, and a deeper healing that is so much needed at this time. Your gift will help fulfill all the potential of our new home.