This Saturday is the first ever Fiwygin Outdoors event!
What is Fiwygin Outdoors? Well, first of all, it's pronounced the same way you'd say "fusion" in English or "few-zhin" if you spelled it out phonetically. Secondly, it's a concept/group in response to and in solidarity with all the people who have ever felt like they didn't belong or fit in outdoors. A big part of the purpose of Fiwygin Outdoors is to eliminate the fears and barriers that folks have to getting outside, and making it fun, accessible, and welcoming to all people!
Here are the details for our first ever event:
Who: Anyone. But especially those who don't usually feel comfortable or welcomed in the outdoors or outdoor activity. Nervous about going to things like this alone? Bring a friend!
What: An hour (or more or less if you want) to play outside, alone or ideally with other people. You can run, walk, play frisbee or football, fish, birdwatch, visit the wildflower garden and more! There will also be a photo challenge, which will be explained the day of.
Where: Meet at the beach house on Glenwood at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
When: Saturday, April 2 at noon.
Why: Because there's a lot to do and see outside, and sometimes we don't always feel safe, comfortable, welcomed, or knowledgeable to do these things on our own. Saturday (and every event thereafter) will be a space/group that is intentionally welcoming and safe for you to come as you are, and enjoy yourself in whatever way makes sense to you.
As Fiwygin Outdoors grows in popularity/attendance, there will be opportunities for more activities, overnight trips, people to take on leadership or teaching roles, and for us to really get creative with what we do!
Hope to see you on Saturday, April 2nd. If you have questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot me a text message.
PS Don't forget a water bottle! I'll bring some snacks to share, but you may want to eat something before you arrive.