A Message from the Staff

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A few days ago, you received a message from the board telling you about Wayside’s decision to focus in a new direction, working towards purchasing the land. As part of that process, the current staff will be transitioning off. We each wanted to take the opportunity to share a personal letter with you about that transition.


Carolina’s Letter

Dear Wayside Family,

Since I came to this country 14 years ago, I have experienced firsthand the meaning of being an immigrant in this country, with all its challenges. And during those difficult times, what has kept me going is the most beautiful sense of community, powerful organizing, resistance, strength and resilience that has been present. . . continue to Carolina’s letter


Jeff’s Letter

Dear Wayside Family,

These gentle, almost-spring days usually awaken a sense of optimism in me, and an eager anticipation of all of the creek swimming and late-night bonfires that warm weather brings to Wayside. This year, I can hardly turn a corner around here without being overwhelmed by memories. . . continue to Jeff’s letter



Greetings Wayside Family

A few days ago, the Wayside board shared with you the news of its decision to focus on the purchase of the land and the buildings. This decision was informed by both the political moment and many conversations about the strategic need for movement to own spaces – specifically land – to convene, work, and find respite. . . continue reading a letter from the board