Clients and Collaborations

“Shreya’s facilitation of self-care practices was insightful, compassionate and just what our team needed. Her 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 her 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 I am invited to be a panel speaker, guest lecturer, or to facilitate retreats and team development days, I customize work to best fit a group’s needs. SALTWATER seeks to provide the highest quality trainings possible, whether for staff teams, department heads, student groups, funders, professional networks, identity or issue-based caucuses, and/or conferences.  Below are highlighted groups that SALTWATER has provided training, education, facilitation, or coaching services to:

Health & Community Advocacy

  • ACCESS Women’s Health Justice (Oakland, CA)
  • American Civil Liberties Union- (ACLU, Newark, NJ)
  • Association for Size, Diversity, and Health (ASDAH – National)
  • American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT – National)
  • Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Public Health (New York, New York)
  • Michigan Fitness Foundation: CHOICES Conference (Dearborn, MI)
  • MFY Legal Services, Inc. (NYC)
  • National Lawyers Guild Conference – The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC)
  • Philly Fellows (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Positive Women’s Network (USA -National)
  • Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA, Gujarat, India)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Street Level Health Project (Oakland, CA)
  • Westside Community Services (San Francisco, CA)

Policy & Campaign Planning

  • Breast Cancer Action Network (San Francisco, CA)
  • Coalition on Homelessness (San Francisco, CA)
  • Dalit Women’s Yatra Tour (India/ U.S.)
  • Sanctuary Advocate Coalition (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Women’s Foundation of California (California/Statewide)
  • Women’s Policy Institute (Sacramento, CA)

Environmental Justice & Climate Justice 

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

Colleges & Universities

  • CUNY Law Graduate School (New York City)
  • 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)

Arts, Media, & Creative Work

  • Allied Media Conference (Detroit, MI)
  • Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC, San Francisco, CA)
  • Daily Kos (National)
  • Everyday Feminism Online Magazine (Charlotte, NC/ National)
  • Free Range Studios (Washington D.C. & Oakland, CA)
  • KPOO Community Radio Program: The Ibeji Lounge (San Francisco, CA)
  • Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Media/PR Groups (New York, NY)
  • Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY)
  • P. Sampat Consulting (Oakland, CA)
  • SEEDS (Multimedia Theater, National Queer Arts Festival – Bay Area, CA)
  • Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival (Bay Area, CA)
  • Community-Based ‘Writing from the Body’ Embodied Writing Workshops (Oakland, CA)

Funding & Foundation Support

  • Borealis Foundation: Fund for Trans Generations (National)
  • Bread & Roses 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.)
  • Social Justice Fund Northwest (Seattle, WA)
  • Urgent Action Fund (Oakland, CA)
  • Women’s Giving Circle Conference (Los Angeles, CA)

Gender & Sexuality-Based Work

  • Audre Lorde Project (New York, New York)
  • Creating Change Conference – Leadership Academy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • FemSexNYC (Brooklyn, NY)
  • HAVOQ/SF Pride at Work (San Francisco, CA)
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance – Regional Summits (Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR)
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance – National Convenings (Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA)
  • MRC: Fierce Fest (Seattle, WA)
  • QTPOC Liberation Collective (Bay Area, CA)
  • Ships in the Night Community Event (Oakland, CA)
  • TGIJP – Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (San Francisco, CA)
  • TransHealth Conference (Philadelphia, PA)

Youth Programs & Projects

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

Transformative Justice & Restorative Justice

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

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 of Trainers Skills-Building, Leadership-Building, Coaching

  • Advanced Training of Trainers (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Center for Popular Democracy (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Creative Workshop Design (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Judith C. Jones Fellowship Programming for Trainers of Color (National)
  • Katey Lauer, Environmental Justice Organizer with the West Virginia Trainer’s Project (W. Virginia)
  • 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 (Mixed-Race & People of Color Groups; Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY)
  • Unaffiliated Activists, Organizers, Healers, & Cultural Workers

Empowerment & Healing 

  • Community-based Embodied Healing from Trauma Workshops (Oakland, CA)
  • In Bold Rebirth (Bronx, NY)
  • Lane Arye, Ph.D., Process Work Institute Teacher & Practitioner (Berkeley, 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 Work 

  • Community Mediations & Conflict Resolutions (New York, NY; Oakland, CA)
  • De/Constructing Love, Confidence, and Boundaries Community Workshops (Oakland, CA)
  • Lakeworth Rad Community (Lakeworth, FL)
  • NQAPIA & Ruckus Society’s Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) Training (New York, NY)
  • Occupy Wall Street (OWS) People of Color Caucus (New York, NY)
  • Work Hard/ Stay Hard – Ida Community Event (Dowelltown, TN)
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