“The purpose of the workshop was to give activists in their work against injustice a time to relax and reconnect with themselves.”
–Sophorn Phuong, Love146 Project Coordinator
At Love146, we know that work on the front lines of Abolition is oftentimes tiring and lonely. One of our contributions to the Abolition movement is to provide spaces for leaders to take a step back, connect with other professionals and brainstorm in a community that is inspired, equipped and refreshed.
Just recently, we helped host a retreat day for people working in the area of justice. This retreat was conducted by Margaret Posnett and Steve Tripp. These two are close friends of Love146 Asia Capacity Building Facilitator Dr. Glenn Miles and they have been living in Cambodia for a long time.
We wanted to provide this retreat because Abolitionists need space to catch their breath and build relationships with fellow workers.
There were 10 participants — eight of which were men and women who have moved to Cambodia after growing up in the West. They all appreciated it, with one asking if this training could grow into specifically equipping grassroots Abolitionists:
“It’s good to meet other people and hear what each other are doing in addressing the issues of injustice… there should be this kind of retreat for Cambodian activists as well.”
Consider becoming a monthly Partner. You’ll be helping Love146 care for Abolitionists — supporting activists on the front line to realize they’re not alone in this fight… that a community is there to encourage and resource them when they need it.