Clients and Collaborations

“Shreya’s facilitation of self-care practices was insightful, compassionate and just what our team needed. Their organization and patient facilitation not only helped us get to the core of what our needs are but also helped us identify our next steps for implementation. We are so grateful to Shreya for bringing their full self as a facilitator and leader in our space.” Thenmozhi Soundararajan, transmedia artist and organizer with #DalitWomenFight

SALTWATER has had the honor of working with many powerful organizations, collectives, schools and universities, coalitions, and networks across the country. Whether invited to be a speaker, lecturer, or to facilitate retreats and team development, I customize my work to best fit a group’s needs. Below are highlighted groups that SALTWATER has provided training, facilitation, coaching, or support services to:

Labor & Community Organizing

  • API Equality of Northern California (APIENC, San Francisco, CA)
  • Audre Lorde Project (ALP, New York, NY)
  • Coalition on Homelessness (COH, San Francisco, CA)
  • HAVOQ/SF Pride at Work (San Francisco, CA)
  • Dalit Women’s Yatra Tour (India/ U.S.)
  • Palestinian Youth Movement (Berkeley, CA)
  • QTPOC Liberation Collective (Bay Area, CA)
  • Sanctuary Advocate Coalition (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA, Gujarat, India)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU, Washington, DC)
  • Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP, San Francisco, CA)
  • War Resister’s League (WRL, New York, New York)

Feminism, Gender & Sexuality

  • American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT – National)
  • Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID – Global and Barcelona, Spain)
  • Creating Change Conference – Leadership Academy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • FemSexNYC (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Lakeworth Rad Community (Lakeworth, FL)
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance – Regional Summits (NQAPIA, Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR)
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance – National Convenings (NQAPIA, Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Las Vegas, NV)
  • MRC: Fierce Fest (Seattle, WA)
  • Ships in the Night Community (Oakland, CA)
  • TransHealth Conference (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Work Hard/ Stay Hard – Ida Community Event (Dowelltown, TN)

Arts, Media & Creative Work

  • Allied Media Conference (AMC, Detroit, MI)
  • Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC, San Francisco, CA)
  • Daily Kos (National)
  • Everyday Feminism Online Magazine (Charlotte, NC/ National)
  • Free Range Studios, Design Firm (Washington D.C. & Oakland, CA)
  • KPOO Community Radio Program: The Ibeji Lounge (San Francisco, CA)
  • Mosaic Fund Learning Exchange (New York City, NY)
  • Occupy Wall Street Media/PR Groups (OWS, New York, NY) and People of Color Caucus
  • P. Sampat Consulting (Oakland, CA)
  • Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY)
  • SEEDS: Multimedia Theater, National Queer Arts Festival (Bay Area, CA)
  • Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival (Bay Area, CA)
  • Undercurrents Arts-based Facilitation for BIPOC (Canada-Online)
  • Community-Based ‘Writing from the Body’ Embodied Writing Workshops (Oakland, CA)
  • Why Not Theatre Arts-based Facilitation for BIPOC (Canada-Online)

Environmental Justice & Climate Justice 

  • 350 Local Team – Hub Resourcing Project (Online)
  • 350 Global Team – Online Skill-Ups Project (U.S./Brazil)
  • Brower Youth Awards, New Leader Initiative – Earth Island Institute (Berkeley, CA)
  • Greenpeace U.S.A. (National)
  • Health, Environment, Agriculture, & Labor (HEAL) Food Alliance Summit (Cleveland, OH)
  • Illinois Green Alliance (Chicago, IL)
  • Pesticide Action Network – North America (PANNA, Oakland, CA / National)
  • Sierra Club Chapter (Chicago, IL)

Youth Programs & Projects

  • Advocates for Youth (A4Y, Washington, D.C.)
  • Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC, Oakland, CA)
  • Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS, Berkeley, CA)
  • Broadway Youth Center (BYC, Chicago, IL)
  • Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA, Washington D.C.)
  • Junior State of America – Youth Debate (National/ Half Moon Bay, CA)
  • Malcolm X Debate Program (MXDP, New York, NY)
  • Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Youth Art Exchange (San Francisco, CA)
  • Youth Worker Collective (YWC, Chicago, IL)

Health Advocacy

  • ACCESS Women’s Health Justice (Oakland, CA)
  • Association for Size, Diversity, and Health (ASDAH, National, Online)
  • Breast Cancer Action Network (BCAN, San Francisco, CA)
  • Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Public Health (New York, New York)
  • Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • CHOICES Conference, Michigan Fitness Foundation (Dearborn, MI)
  • CommonHEALTH Action (Washington, DC)
  • Education, Training, & Resources Peer Education Program (ETR, Oakland, CA)
  • Philly Fellows (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Positive Women’s Network (PWN, National)
  • Street Level Health Project (Oakland, CA)
  • Westside Community Services (San Francisco, CA)

Legal Advocacy 

  • American Civil Liberties Union- (ACLU, Newark, NJ)
  • International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP, New York, NY)
  • MFY Legal Services, Inc. (New York, NY)
  • National Lawyers Guild Conference – The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC, NLG, Oakland, CA)

Colleges, Universities, Institutes & Centers

  • CUNY Law Graduate School (New York City)
  • California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA)
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • Neumann University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Prescott College Social Justice and Community Organizing Program (Online)
  • San Francisco State University Educational Opportunity Program: Summer Bridge  (San Francisco, CA)
  • Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Tatamagouche Centre (Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Women’s Policy Institute (WPI, Sacramento, CA)

Funding & Foundation Support

  • Borealis Foundation: Fund for Trans Generations (FTG, National)
  • Bread & Roses Gender Justice Giving Circle (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Funding Queerly Giving Circle – Astraea Foundation for Justice (National)
  • Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de L’Ouest (ISDAO) Brain Trust – Astraea Foundation for Justice (East & West Africa/U.S.)
  • Making Money, Making Change Conference (Bainbridge Island, Seattle, WA)
  • Social Justice Fund Northwest (Seattle, WA)
  • Urgent Action Fund (UAF, Oakland, CA)
  • Women’s Giving Circle Conference (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Women’s Foundation of California (California/Statewide)

Transformative Justice, Restorative Justice, Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict Transformation and Healthier Communication Training (National)
  • Simmer It Down: Conflict Resolution Community Training (Oakland, CA)
  • Philly Stands Up (PSU, Philadelphia, PA)
  • SEEDS Community Resolution Center (Berkeley, CA)
  • Transformative Justice Law Project (TJLP, Chicago, IL)

Training of Trainers

  • Advanced Training of Trainers (AdTOT, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Adventure-based Learning (ABL, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Creative Workshop Design (CWD, Philadelphia, PA)
  • People’s Hub: Power of Online Spaces (Online)
  • Training for Online Settings: Meeting Facilitation; Advanced: When Things Go Wrong; Advanced: Designing for Dynamic Spaces.
  • Training for Change: Trainer’s Circle (National)
  • Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT, Mixed-Race & People of Color Groups; Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY)

Coaching, Healing Support Sessions, and/or Leadership Development

  • Center for Popular Democracy (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Judith C. Jones Fellowship Programming for Trainers of Color (National)
  • In Bold Rebirth (Bronx, NY)
  • Katey Lauer, Environmental Justice Organizer with the West Virginia Trainer’s Project (W. Virginia)
  • Lane Arye, Ph.D., Process Work Institute Teacher & Practitioner (Berkeley, CA)
  • NQAPIA & Ruckus Society’s Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) Training (New York, NY)
  • Reclaim Ugly (Bay Area, CA)

Housing Cooperatives & Collectives

  • Bakers Dozen Housing Collective (San Francisco, CA)
  • Casa Maize Housing Collective (Oakland, CA)
  • Fancy House (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Life Center Association Land Trust and Housing Cooperative (Philadelphia, PA)
  • University of California Solar Community Housing Association (Davis, California)

Other Community-Based Workshops & Processes 

  • Community-based Embodied Trauma Healing Workshops (Oakland, CA)
  • Community Mediations & Conflict Resolutions (New York, NY; Oakland, CA)
  • De/Constructing Love, Confidence, and Boundaries Community Workshops (Oakland, CA)
  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color Healing Workshops (Online Spaces)

Faith-Based Groups

  • Brooklyn Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Pendle Hill Quaker Center (Wallingford, PA)
  • Quaker Action Training Program (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Urban Adamah Fellowship Cohort (Berkeley, CA)

Training and Gathering Technical Assistance and Support Provided for:

  • Black Spatial Relics (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Mosaic Fund Learning Exchange (New York City, NY)
  • People’s Hub Movement School: Disability Clinics and Strategy Circles (National/ International)
  • Survivor Alliance (Global)
  • Training for Change Online Trainings (National/ International)

“I have seen many different people do the workshop on Leadership Styles over the years- the model is commonly accepted. Shreya is the best presenter who I have seen execute this workshop. People learn a lot about themselves and others and they have so much fun. Shreya is outstanding!”    {Glenn Magpantay, Co-Director of National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance} 

“Saltwater facilitators did an exceptional job holding space and guiding staff through this retreat. People came into it feeling nervous and left with not just new tools and frameworks, but also more confidence and comfort.  The facilitators were very transparent, bringing all of themselves into the space; they spoke from personal experience and personal identities and this helped everyone do the same.  The mapping exercise showed rather than told us how important it is to hold an intersectional analysis. We got through the whole agenda and  it never felt like we were trying to rush through one thing just in order to get to the next so that every box could be checked. We moved with the flow of the conversation and it allowed the staff to dig in to whatever hard stuff came up. The facilitator team was a natural fit –  they were gentle, firm, and honest.”   {Devika Ghai, Organizer & Partners Program Coordinator, Pesticide Action Network}