Programming Planning Meeting

This week we had a meeting with young folks and volunteers from Marrow's community, to brainstorm the types of workshops and events they'd like to see at Marrow, as well as the things they'd like to lead themselves.

Here's what we've gathered, including both offers and requests that have been made through our website and social media accounts.

(Many of these could fit into in several categories - we just tried to group them to make the list a little less overwhelming.)

Social

  • Queer Prom
  • Dances
  • Movie nights / movie marathons
  • Body positive events (like trips to the river, etc)
  • Anxiety disorder meet-up (play icebreaker type games)
  • Drag show
  • Game nights

Health & Movement

  • Mental health support group (facilitated by a professional)
  • Radical cheerleading
  • Inclusive/body positive ballet
  • How to do makeup
  • Spa day, including learning about skincare
  • Capture the flag
  • Frisbee golf
  • Sex education, gender education, related topics
  • Unbiased information on body modification/tattoos
  • Zumba
  • Self-defense

Humanities

  • Book club / discussion group
  • Screenplay writing
  • Creative writing
  • Satire/parody news writing
  • Witchcraft from a non-colonialist perspective, taught by a POC
  • Contemporary culture

Outdoor

  • Survival skills
  • Walking group
  • Native tree/plant identification
  • Learning about native edible and medicinal plants
  • Circus performance arts

Arts

  • Whittling
  • Music meet-ups (post Queer Rock Camp)
  • Accessible music education (learning to write songs even if you can't read music, etc)
  • Tie-dye
  • Zines
  • Improv
  • Mask-making
  • Podcasting
  • Graphic design/logo design
  • Music video creation
  • Mural painting
  • Photography
  • Stop motion animation
  • Wax carving for metal casting
  • Installation art/place-making

Life Skills

  • Sharing family recipes
  • How to file taxes, write checks, manage your money
  • Panel on navigating education systems (eg: college)
  • First aid and CPR training
  • Street medic training
  • Marketing ("get people to come to your thing")

Social Justice

  • Transformative justice and conflict resolution training
  • Manifestos (learning about them and creating one for Marrow)
  • Workshop exploring intersections of "fact", "history" and installation art
  • "Recipes for Resistance" (street art)

Math & Science

  • Math tutoring
  • Dissection / wet specimen preparation
  • Owl pellet dissection (and creating art with the bones)
  • Bug pinning

If you're preteen - early twenties and you see things in this list that you'd especially like to see happen at Marrow, or if it sparked an idea for something else you'd like to add, let us know! Email us, leave a comment here, or fill out the request form on the calendar page.

If you see something on this list that you'd like to facilitate, or if it's given you an idea for something else you can offer - either fill out facilitator proposal form or get in touch via email with any questions!