WP4BL welcomes people of all cultural identities and backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, spiritual beliefs, family structures, ages, educational and class statuses, and mental and physical health and abilities.
WP4BL is actively working on making our group more accessible and recognize we may not have provided all the necessary information. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us directly.
General Meeting Location Accessibility: Our General Meeting location is wheelchair accessible. There are gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible restrooms. See below for more information on reimbursement for travel expenses to/from meetings if such costs pose a barrier to attending.
Family-Friendly Policies: During our general meetings, we can facilitate access to lactation spaces and offer childcare. Please let us know of your needs in advance so that we can coordinate. If you need childcare, RSVP to Heather at hmichaelw "at" gmail.com and fill out this form.
Transport reimbursement: We understand that the cost of traveling to and from meetings, events, and actions within the greater Los Angeles area can be a barrier to participation for some folks. We are happy to offer reimbursement for gas and public transportation to anyone who needs it. Please reach out to us in person or by email to submit a request for reimbursement.
Fragrance-Free: Help us make WP4BL accessible to as many people as possible by coming as fragrance-free as possible. We highly encourage you to avoid using scented products before coming to WP4BL meetings or events.
Why Fragrance-Free? We acknowledge the common chemicals in everyday products can harm all of us, some of us more than others. When exposed to synthetic scents, some people have symptoms like allergies, asthma, difficulty breathing, headaches, flu-like symptoms, and more.
When we come to WP4BL having used products on our bodies or clothing that include fragrances or chemicals, those who are allergic or more sensitive are faced with the choice to stay and get sick or leave and be excluded. Help us make WP4BL accessible to all by coming fragrance free.
Tips for showing up fragrance-free:
Wear clothes laundered in fragrance-free laundry detergent
Use fragrance-free soap, shampoo and hair products, and lotion
Avoid cologne, aftershave lotion, and perfume
Test products you use with your nose or ask a friend with a good sense of smell. Many products are mistakenly marked “unscented” or “fragrance-free” (but actually contain masking scents that can be very harmful)
For more information and tips about being fragrance free, please see https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/