An important part of community is fostering accountable spaces. CAL-PaH aims to do this by hosting a variety events, each with its own aim. Some events are dedicated to specific facet and are meant to promote it, much like our Romp does with body positivity. Some events, like Java Walkies, gives community members a chance to host and hold the spotlight and feel their place within the community. The Social on the other hand, has an emphasis on the community as a whole, without focus on any one individual.
It is important to create spaces with purpose, and for the different parts of community. This includes a creating a space for specifics: specifically, for pups, specifically for ponies, specifically for sex positivity, specifically for women in the community, etc. Why is this so? Part of building a community is having spaces where everyone can come together to support, but also having spaces that allows people to have their own space, and allow for their own purpose and feel.
Pups & Pints
We put a lot of thought into our events. We try to ask ourselves "what does the community stand to gain from this event?", "are we doing harm by inviting people to such an event?" and similar questions. This is because community is more than just hanging out. Yet, while we do our best to live up to these goals, no plan is infallible. If you have suggestions to make our spaces and events even better, please let us know!