Thank you to those who traveled to be with us for this year’s annual Thriving Communities Gathering on Whidbey Island. Attendees came from as close as Whidbey and as far away as Albany, Georgia; Tallahassee, Florida; and Nairobi, Kenya.
The day before the conference, we met at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts to see new videos for Mother Mentors and Healing Circles, listen to poetry by Judith Adams and enjoy each other’s company.
We convened at the Whidbey Institute together for three days filled with exposure to ideas and discussions around local lending, food systems, incarceration, gentrification, affordable housing – and more.
Miss some friendly faces from the Gathering? Take a moment to review our 2017 Gathering photo album on Facebook.
Want to learn more about Thriving Communities Gatherings? Watch our 2017 Conference Highlights film: