Regional gatherings recap: February 2015

Recent News, Regional Gatherings l

JAWS Bay Area: We’re currently in the planning stages of a daylong investigative journalism training/workshop. If you have ideas or would like to help, contact Angela Woodall or regional captain Emily Beaver.

Bay Area and Albuquerque JAWdesses gathered in their respective cities for viewings of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” Feedback reveals this is a great opportunity for regions to use a film or play as a recruitment tool — especially if you can arrange an informal mixer or talk afterwards.

JAWS Boston: Boston JAWS members last month attended “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,” a play written by JAWS members (and twins) Margaret (Peggy) and Allison Engel.

JAWS D.C.: The D.C. regional group co-sponsored the Feb. 14 screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.” Peggy Simpson welcomed everyone to the theater and told the audience about JAWS (with wild applause from all the JAWS members present). The film was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers (you may remember Mary Dore from CAMP) and Marlene Sanders.

JAWS SoCal: We held a goal setting workshop with coach and author Debra Eckerling. The speaker volunteered her time and the space was donated by NextSpace LA, a co-working space. Eleven members and three non-members (2 non-journalists) attended for a total of 14 participants.