This past Saturday, the Al-Khadija Women’s Empowerment Program held a two-part workshop on educational goals and jewelry making.
The session was filled with beneficial and thought-provoking discussion about educational goals and passion. Each participant discussed ways in which they hope to fulfill their academic and personal potential.
Dr. Amina Humphrey returned to lead the session as she gave the participants, ranging from elementary to college students, tools to tackle their apprehensions of pursuing their goals and inspiration for making their own paths. The group realized the power of setting intentional goals and cultivating habits of success. The participants also recognized their ultimate passion for contributing to social justice by becoming their best selves.
The second half of the workshop focused on jewelry making and was led by Joanna Cain, MFT. She continued the lesson from the previous workshop on bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Several pieces were made and will contribute to the participant’s efforts to sell their creations at Leimert Park’s ‘Art Walk’.
The workshop was concluded with a healthy lunch made by Diane Todd. The meal which featured homemade enchiladas, also included a salad made from the lettuce from Five Points Youth Foundation’s regenerative community garden. The participants were able to see the fruits of their labor, as the lettuce was harvested from a previous workshop in November on community gardening and sustainability.
The next workshop will be on February 8th (9am-1pm) at Loyola Marymount University, and will focus on issues of financial literacy.