The spring edition of "The Red Tent Symposium for Women" returns with even more interactive and inclusive and interactive workshops, lectures and a special Pre-Tent Pampering Session.
The Symposium's motto is "Problem-Solving Outside of the Framework." The two-day exchange, which takes place in the District of Columbia April 13-15, focuses on the needs of women and will also include storytelling, panel discussions and a pop-up marketplace.
Based on the novel, "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant, the red tent symbolizes a sacred and safe space where women can exchange ideas and insights.
According to Symposium creator Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi, "The red tent symbolizes exchange. It isn't a conference, but a genuine healing experience in a safe and sacred space."
Okedeyi added that, "I want women to get past that idea that gathering in this way requires perfect hair, make-up, a smart looking outfit and a stiff handshake. We are about comfort and ease, embraces and honesty. In the tent the teacher/student/leader/follower are purposely blurred so that as women we can recognize our full potential."