Monday, February 22 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm

*Class change Monday 2/22* Dealing with Crisis and Loss
A Foundations Online Class

**SCHEDULE CHANGE** for Monday 2/22

Dearest Foundations Community,

There has been a sudden death in our Leather family. In direct response to this unexpected loss, we are suspending our planned program this Monday. We will instead offer a special class on dealing with crisis and loss, and together create a safe space to gather and grieve. We welcome any Foundations students who wish to join this class. See below for the new class details.

This class is open only to students of Foundations, who have either attended in person classes or a Foundations remote orientation.

Note: If you have attended Foundations in the past, but have not been for a long time, we welcome you back to our online classes. If you have never been to Foundations and would like to join the online classes, you must first attend a Foundations orientation and also be sponsored by an established student.

Orientations are held once a month on the third Monday. For more information, send us a message or watch our FetLife discussion group for event specifics at:

Dealing with Crisis and Loss

Class Description:
On February 16th, the Foundations, Journey and Leather Quest Community lost one of our own to suicide. Monday's class will have a dual focus. This class is for anyone who wants to learn and share tools for dealing with emotional or mental health crisis. We will practice simple techniques that you can use to shift your emotional state, and will work on safety planning. A resource list will be provided. Two, in the later part of the class we will be talking about the recent loss of our community member. You will have a chance to share thoughts and memories, or to just listen.

Please note that this class is not designed for people who are currently in acute crisis. If you need immediate help, these are some resources:
San Francisco Crisis Line: 415-781-0500.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME or TALK to 741-741.
More resources will be provided in the class.

Presenter Bio:
Aren has taught classes on topics related to Power Exchange, relationships, communication and healing at numerous events in the U.S. and Canada. They bring this class for those in need of support and those with support to share. And for the friend who they celebrate and mourn.

Monday the 22nd – Doors open at 6:30 (please join by then), class 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The online safety and privacy of our community is of the utmost importance to us. Because of this, ID’s and Boot cards will be checked upon admittance. This will be done securely so that only one member of Foundations staff will view your ID. Also, we will require all participants to be on video, no audio only option. Though Foundations will do everything in our power to protect your privacy, we cannot absolutely guarantee online security.

This class will be donation based, similar to our in person classes, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Donations, however, are given before the class, as part of registering. 100% of the donations will go to Wicked Grounds, to support them sticking around for our kink communities.

Register on Wicket Grounds Annex Brown Paper Tickets. Please give a donation if you are able. Tickets are available until 5pm on Monday.

Please register here:

You will be sent a confirmation email; and another email will be sent one hour before the start time, containing login information for the class on Zoom. Join class promptly at 6:30pm. You will be admitted to a Zoom waiting room, please wait patiently. Attendees will be checked in from 6:30pm-7:00pm, one at a time. Doors will close at 7:00pm promptly. No late admittance.

Class protocols will be followed with some modifications for online classes.
• Keep yourself muted when not talking.
• We must be able to see your face (video) at all times. There will be a break during class.
• Only the students who register may attend the class. Please move out of visual/auditory range of any co-dwellers.
• During class, please refrain from using the Zoom chat feature unless instructed by a Foundations Admin team member.
• Respect the privacy of your fellow classmates, Do not record or take screenshots during the online class.

If you would like to contact us, please do so here: *

*Messages to this account will only be checked periodically.


Next Foundations class: *
Monday, March 8th
Achieving the Holy Grail of Anticipatory Service
Liza and her slave Jody

*Always subject to change.

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