2006 National Leadership and Organizing Retreat


"Celebrating Ten Years of the Spirit at Work in Catholic Reform"
January 20-22, 2006, Leaven Center, Michigan

Aisha Taylor (WOC) > Jan. 2006 - YFN Leadership & Organizing Retreat photo

Participants of the retreat gather around the altar at the end of the retreat, from left to right, front to back, Ashley Reynolds, Nidza Vazquez, Nancy Olivas, Jessica Jenkins, Kuukua Yomekpe, Lylee Rauch, Aisha Taylor, Theresa Trujillo, Lauren Ivory, Carmen Lane, Tracy Robison, and Nicole Sotelo.

Young Feminist Network (YFN), a ministry of Women’s Ordination Conference, is a national, diverse and inclusive community of womanist, mujerista and feminist Catholics in our 20’s and 30’s. We are a Roman Catholic group who recognizes the issues we address affect people regardless of religious affiliation.

In 2005, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of YFN (read full article on YFN’s 10-Year Herstory). The primary goal of the 2006 Leadership and Organizing Retreat was to strengthen the foundations and leadership of YFN for the next ten years and beyond. The goals of the retreat were to:

  • Develop our commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Identify and articulate a common agenda
  • Revise the mission and vision statement and create a values statement
  • Create an outline of a five-year plan of action

Because we are committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression, we gathered an intentionally diverse group of 12 women to participate, half women of color and half women called to ordination.

Aisha Taylor (WOC) > Jan. 2006 - YFN Leadership & Organizing Retreat photo

Participants gathered for another group picture before departing.

Please read the article about the retreat.

View more pictures of the retreat and recent Young Feminist Network activity at WOC’s Photo Gallery www.woc.smugmug.com.