2016 Gathering Registration Open

After nearly 30 years, the NIA Collective is hosting its last annual Gathering on the land at the Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA on December 2-4th, 2016. It is with tremendous gratitude to the NIA community and our allies that we come together one last time to honor the space, honor transitions, and honor deep healing and bold sistahood! Come celebrate this special event commemorating the legacy of the NIA Gathering and the NIA Collective’s impactful body of work.

Since 1987, the NIA Collective has hosted an annual weekend retreat known as The Gathering, for lesbians of African descent. This retreat, usually held at Walker Creek Ranch in beautiful Petaluma, CA, is intended to bring together multi-generational LGBTQ sistahs of the diaspora to build community, create networks and learn from one another in a safe, supportive and empowering space -space that we are not often afforded in our daily lives. The Gathering features a weekend of topical workshops and teach-ins, a film-screening, poetry and musical performance, a community-based marketplace, hikes and outdoor activities, African drumming lessons, talent shows, dance parties and much more.

As always, the Gathering is what WE make of it. Let’s commit to making this closing celebration worthy of our history. Invite your sistah-friends, facilitate a workshop, bring your talents and artistic expressions, and most importantly sign-up now!

Costs and payment plans

Although our registration fees are slightly higher than in recent years, we have worked hard to make sure they are cost effective and set up payment options to meet your budget. Registration is now open.

We encourage you to make your payment in full, or to pay as you go, as early as possible before the above date in order to secure your room assignment.

If you have questions, please contact Wendy Herndon at (510) 306-6052.

Cost per person, per weekend

$250 Dorm
$325 Semi-private
$415 Private

Private Room………………$415

Single rooms in the semi-private lodges may be reserved at this rate. Costs are per person and include all meals and entrance to all activities and workshops. Pay in full by November 30, 2016.

Semi-Private Lodges………$ 325

Our most popular accommodations. Two to five people per room, linens provided, shared bathrooms. Costs are per person and include all meals and entrance to all activities and workshops. Pay in full by November 30, 2016.

Dorm Cabins………………$ 250

Dormitory style with bunk beds, bring your own bedding (+ sheets, towels & pillows). Shared central bathhouse. Costs are per person and include all meals and entrance to all activities and workshops. Pay in full by November 30, 2016.

Day Pass

$100 per day
Day passes include lunch, dinner and all Gathering activities including the dance. Participants can arrive as early as 9:00 am for the opening ceremony. If you plan to attend a morning workshop, be aware that they begin at 10:30 am. Day passes end at Midnight, so please leave at that time. Please be aware that driving home can be very challenging because there are no lights on the country roads. It is very important to us that everyone travel safely!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW ON EVENTBRITE!

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-Registration coordinator will be responsible for assigning a roommate to you when applicable. If you are wanting to room with a specific person, please note so at time of registration.

PLEASE NOTE:

-All deposits payments are non-refundable. If you have paid in full and are unable to attend Gathering, you must contact Wendy Herndon at 510-306-6052
-All registrations are on a first come, first served
-Registration coordinator will be responsible for assigning a roommate to you when applicable. If you are wanting to room with a specific person, please note so at time of registration.
-This is a weekend retreat; no single day rates apply. You must register for full weekend to participate.
-Again, making your full payment will help insure you will be able to experience all this year’s Gathering has to offer!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW ON EVENTBRITE!

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