RISE: Reclaim your personal power to love and live free of oppression.
RISE is a two-day retreat for gay/bisexual/however-you-identify-as-long-as-you-are-a-man-who-loves-men retreat that discusses the effects of homophobia and negative self-messaging.
RISE takes place over the course of two Saturdays. The two days of RISE work in harmony, and we ask that all participants commit to attend both days. The next RISE retreat will take place on November 19th (Day 1) and December 3rd (Day 2).
Day 1 explores multiple issues confronting same-gender loving men, including the perceived clash between homosexuality and masculinity, and the power of shame.
Day 2 encourages participants to recognize patterns that lead to unhealthy relationships and sexual risk-taking.
RISE includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all participants. There is no cost to attend RISE, but you must pre-register. RSVP to Bryan Collins (703-533-5505 extension 32) by today, Thursday, November 17th.