Hey, everyone! Happy Friday to you all - I hope you had a great week. This week’s blog post is short, but perhaps our most important one yet.
As you may remember, last summer, we postponed Royal Vegas Retreat. We are currently on the books with our venue, the MGM Grand Las Vegas, for November 19 - 21, 2021. With only a little more than 6 months to these dates, it is time for us to start planning in earnest, despite the continued ambiguity around the end of pandemic life. We are moving forward with planning with the caveat that we may postpone our event again.
To help us plan, we want to hear from you. If you are interested in or thinking about attending Royal Vegas Retreat 2021, or an online event like Royal Vegas Online 2020, or if you want to provide data about your specific concerns, please fill out our survey: https://forms.gle/8gsihrSsBjC9jiTW8
Thank you in advance for your time and honest feedback. Data about your concerns will help us plan to the best of our ability, and it will allow us to make our case to the venue when asking for resources or accommodations for these exceptional circumstances.
This week’s call to action: (CW: imprisonment and sexual violence) Yesterday was a day of action for Wendy Fong, who is a 41-year-old survivor of lifelong sexual and domestic violence. She was 34 years old when a Sacramento County jury convicted her to Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) for aiding and abetting a murder in the first degree with the special circumstance of lying in wait - even though she was not involved in the incident of which she was convicted. If you live in California, check out the Action Toolkit at http://bit.ly/FreeAllSurvivors for scripts to continue putting pressure on Gov. Newsom to Free All Survivors. Continue to tap in to the injustices of the prison system and use the Action Toolkit linked above for images, scripts, sample tweets and social media posts to push for not only immediate clemency for punished survivors, but to also foster discussion around the need to abolish police and prisons with your communities.
Stay tuned for more information about Royal Vegas Retreat 2021! We will be updating our website at https://prettyprincess.club as we plan our event. Thank you all for your patience!