Hundreds of SWOP members, leaders, and their families celebrated our work together at our annual holiday party. SWOP staff estimated about 500 people came.
SWOP would not exist as it is without these hundreds of people and more. Building community is relational. People show up because of the people they know are expecting them.
Building off of this understanding and our campaign for Census 2020, organizer Adriana and youth leader Iliany shared about the importance of every person being counted.
Guests were invited to join a community art project. Guests wrote down why they matter and we linked these reasons together. One by one, and the community emerged. Similarly, as we work to count our community, it happens one by one.
Members donated chicken, pizzas, rice, pastas, salads, desserts and much more for our dinner together.