Experiencing class differences when it comes to eating, and examining the reality of the conflicts amongst classes in the world today. Also celebrating tSB’s Executive Director Ashley Miller’s birthday!
Exploring the topic of nutrition and accessibility to food markets by demographics. Learning some useful warm-up drills from Aldrin, and performing stretches to prevent injuries before intense shredding on the mountain!
See those awesome snowboards our youth are riding? It’s all thanks to Mervin who has been a big player in supporting tSB this year by equipping ALL of our youth and mentors with BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW BOARDS! We are so grateful for your ongoing support and want to show you some love!
tSB riders (that remembered to set their clock early for DST!) shook off the morning cobwebs for an early trip out east to Stevens Pass. Although it was the first time for many to this mountain, tSB showed up with determination and persistence, not only braving the new and unfamiliar, but responding with wide grins, plenty of laughter, and an armada of hand-packed snowballs!!! SPLAT!
Special guest speaker Mijo Lee empowers tSB to Know Their Rights, and an 11-word phrase to memorize for life! We learned the importance of Miranda Rights, dispelling common myths about police, search warrants, public defenders and attorneys. We also recognized our tSB brother Falmata for a special upcoming leap year birthday!
Sorry for being M.I.A.! Things have gotten crazy on our end. So far we’ve finished two Undoing Institutional Oppression trainings, cultivated power with Stephany Hazelrigg, had a wildly successful retreat, learned the basics of Capoeira and had our first snowboarding experience!
Sunday was RAD! With our youth and mentors fitted in gear and boards donated from generous snow giants like evo and Mervin, and SnoCon, we headed east to the Summit at Snoqualmie bright and early. Youth and mentors learned alongside one another, how to buckle into bindings, skate across flat land, dig into our heelsides, and for some, how to carve! After three hours falling and getting back up, we enjoyed an awesome filling lunch from Operation Sack Lunch, then went back to hit the slopes, but this time, we took off onto the lifts!
Photos courtesy of Jay Chan.