Location: Oakland, CA
Region: National
Founding: 2018
Founders: Shawna Wakefield; Kristin Zimmerman; Rufaro Gwarada

Root. Rise. Pollinate! envisions a peaceful, thriving, and interdependent world where our individual and collective life force is nurtured and regenerated through mind-body-spirit practice by and for all. Their purpose is to catalyze and nurture a transnational community of feminist leaders who can help lead the way towards collective thriving and transformation in their communities. 

Over the last two years, Root. Rise. Pollinate! has supported changemakers through a series of multi-session gatherings called pollinator labs; supported organizations to strengthen organizing and movement cultures through facilitation and coaching; and published blogs, writings, and public conversations to amplify and embrace-embody a new vision and world view.

Root. Rise. Pollinate! is continuing to grow their community of pollinators, creating new and deeper offerings, providing tailored support to pollinators to create local hubs of practice, and developing new resources to support their practice.

Read more from Kristen Zimmerman of RRP! about #BlackLivesMatter on the Move Blog.

Read more from Kristen Zimmerman of RRP! about Love With Power on the Move Blog.

Read more about RRP!’s work with Beloved Communities Network on the graphic guide, Ten Thousand Beloved Communities on the Move Blog.

Read more about Kristen Zimmerman, co-founder of RRP!, on the Move Blog.

Shawna Wakefield

Kristin Zimmerman

Rufaro Gwarada