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About Us

Who We Are

We are a collective of community members who seek to create more accessible inclusive healing spaces with our community.

 

Why We're Here

Traditional Westernized healing spaces have historically excluded LGBTQ+ people, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with low socioeconomic status, people with disabilities, and people from other marginalized identities. The Liberation Collective (TLC) is intentionally and collaboratively building a space in the community that is committed to addressing barriers to healing while also building awareness and supports for social justice in Olympia and beyond. 

Community-Centered Operation

We are not a traditional business, but a collective of healers committed to community and pushing against the capitalistic society we live in. TLC is operated out of Friendship Hall in partnership with YWCA of Olympia. We operate with low overhead costs and are largely volunteer-led. This allows healers and teachers to offer financially accessible events and activities to the community and still sustain themselves on the offerings they provide.

Leadership

This organization is collaboratively led by an advisory board and collective members, and our work is informed by the community. Any Olympia community members are welcome to participate on the advisory board. We also offer other ways throughout the year for the community to provide input to guide our work.

Classes and Events

We offer affordable space rental and event planning support to healers and space holders. Some of the offerings offered in our space include:

  • Traditionally rooted yoga classes that center people with marginalized identities.

  • Community gatherings, events, and meeting space.

  • Arts and music featuring artists with marginalized identities.

  • LGBTQIA+ affinity spaces and support groups.

We prioritize offerings that center people with marginalized identities and space holders that have marginalized identities. 

Whether you have something you would like to offer the community, or you are looking for more ways to connect with community, we welcome you into our home!

Learn more about our facility use and rental rates.

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