AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez is creating space to decolonize our minds, communities, & spirituality
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patrons

Thanks for visiting and supporting my Patreon page!

My name is AnaYelsi (Ah-Nuh-Gel-See) Velasco-Sanchez. I am an IndoLatinx mujerista who's simply trying to survive life in the Latin diaspora. I've been working as a faith-based community organizer for a decade now and my experience both in inter-faith and multi-issue organizing has provided me a unique understanding of the complex work involved in bridge-building and unifying diverse people around a shared purpose. I am the former Organizing and Programs Director for The Reformation Project (TRP) and am now working as a faith organizer, consultant, public speaker, writer, and visual artist. I am also a member of the Racial Justice Institute team (an initiative of Evangelicals For Social Action) and the  Union of Affirming Christians.

My work (in all its forms) seeks to do the following:
  • Kick up the dust around conversations of faith and spirituality- broadening these conversations beyond what has traditionally been provided by White/straight/academic gatekeepers
  • Activate and cultivate a desire in others to examine their spiritual practice and its relationship to colonization, white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, and nationalism
  • Create art, space, resources, and relational opportunities for moving towards shared liberation and healing
I am currently pursuing this as a public speaker/facilitator/educator, freelance writer (with a  weekly Patheos column), visual artist, and (soon to be) co-host of the  Mystic Soul Podcast with Teresa P. Mateus.

This Patreon page offers folks an opportunity to support me in my vocation. I am dedicated to the work of liberation. The current political climate and the divides (in society and in the Church) amplify the urgency of this work. I am passionate about raising up leaders and facilitating spaces (virtual and real) that invite people into a deeper commitment to racial justice, LGBTQ affirmation, decolonization, and the dismantling of white supremacy in the Church. I am working towards a vision of a liberating Church that faithfully pursues the biblical call to do justice in a way that honors Creator and creation. I am committed to this vision and so I am acting on faith and moving outside of traditional models of missional/prophetic work that hinge one's ability to pursue justice on their relationship with systems and organizational hierarchies. I am trusting in a community of believers to partner with me in this endeavor - freeing me to go when called and to act and speak with the integrity necessary to fulfill this vision.

If you're interested in supporting me in doing this work, I invite you to become a partner today.

Want to invite me to come speak or teach in your community? Please email me at [email protected] for more details. I am also available for consultations as faith communities, educational entities, and non-profits navigate the sometimes difficult call to "do justice".

In this together,

AnaYelsi
Tiers
Rebel Alliance
$1 or more per month
Let me share my gratitude with the masses. I will publicly thank you via my twitter and facebook page.
Companions
$5 or more per month
Let’s be facebook official. You will have access to a private facebook group that allows you to stay connected to folks you meet on our video chats, share your own work, and partner together in the movement.


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

The Justice League
$10 or more per month
Let me send you some treats! At this level you'll receive an end-of-year thank you card (including a sticker featuring my art work)


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*Access to facebook group

Browncoats
$25 or more per month
Like any good organizer, I know that justice requires community. This work is hard and, at times, painful but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Supporters at this level will get access to a monthly group video chat with me. This is an opportunity to seek advice, share burdens, network, and build community.


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*End-of-year thank you card (with one sticker)

*Access to facebook group

Dora Milaje
$50 or more per month
Consider me your hype woman! I will feature your work on my website and via my newsletter (assuming it is in keeping with the ethos of my work).


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*End-of-year thank you card (with one sticker)

*Access to facebook group

*Access to monthly google hangout

Amazons of Themyscira
$75 or more per month
Café con leche, anyone? Let’s grab a drink when I’m in your neighborhood or you’re in mine. 


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*End-of-year thank you card (with extra stickers)

*Access to facebook group

*Access to monthly google hangout

*promotion in newsletter

 

Goals
30 – reached! patrons
When I reach 30 patrons I will begin offering free consulting to my first pro-bono client (client already identified and waiting). 

Note: The more patreon partners I have the greater capacity I have to offer consulting on a sliding scale/at no cost to clients that can not afford my hourly rate. 
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Thanks for visiting and supporting my Patreon page!

My name is AnaYelsi (Ah-Nuh-Gel-See) Velasco-Sanchez. I am an IndoLatinx mujerista who's simply trying to survive life in the Latin diaspora. I've been working as a faith-based community organizer for a decade now and my experience both in inter-faith and multi-issue organizing has provided me a unique understanding of the complex work involved in bridge-building and unifying diverse people around a shared purpose. I am the former Organizing and Programs Director for The Reformation Project (TRP) and am now working as a faith organizer, consultant, public speaker, writer, and visual artist. I am also a member of the Racial Justice Institute team (an initiative of Evangelicals For Social Action) and the  Union of Affirming Christians.

My work (in all its forms) seeks to do the following:
  • Kick up the dust around conversations of faith and spirituality- broadening these conversations beyond what has traditionally been provided by White/straight/academic gatekeepers
  • Activate and cultivate a desire in others to examine their spiritual practice and its relationship to colonization, white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, and nationalism
  • Create art, space, resources, and relational opportunities for moving towards shared liberation and healing
I am currently pursuing this as a public speaker/facilitator/educator, freelance writer (with a  weekly Patheos column), visual artist, and (soon to be) co-host of the  Mystic Soul Podcast with Teresa P. Mateus.

This Patreon page offers folks an opportunity to support me in my vocation. I am dedicated to the work of liberation. The current political climate and the divides (in society and in the Church) amplify the urgency of this work. I am passionate about raising up leaders and facilitating spaces (virtual and real) that invite people into a deeper commitment to racial justice, LGBTQ affirmation, decolonization, and the dismantling of white supremacy in the Church. I am working towards a vision of a liberating Church that faithfully pursues the biblical call to do justice in a way that honors Creator and creation. I am committed to this vision and so I am acting on faith and moving outside of traditional models of missional/prophetic work that hinge one's ability to pursue justice on their relationship with systems and organizational hierarchies. I am trusting in a community of believers to partner with me in this endeavor - freeing me to go when called and to act and speak with the integrity necessary to fulfill this vision.

If you're interested in supporting me in doing this work, I invite you to become a partner today.

Want to invite me to come speak or teach in your community? Please email me at [email protected] for more details. I am also available for consultations as faith communities, educational entities, and non-profits navigate the sometimes difficult call to "do justice".

In this together,

AnaYelsi

Recent posts by AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez

Tiers
Rebel Alliance
$1 or more per month
Let me share my gratitude with the masses. I will publicly thank you via my twitter and facebook page.
Companions
$5 or more per month
Let’s be facebook official. You will have access to a private facebook group that allows you to stay connected to folks you meet on our video chats, share your own work, and partner together in the movement.


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

The Justice League
$10 or more per month
Let me send you some treats! At this level you'll receive an end-of-year thank you card (including a sticker featuring my art work)


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*Access to facebook group

Browncoats
$25 or more per month
Like any good organizer, I know that justice requires community. This work is hard and, at times, painful but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Supporters at this level will get access to a monthly group video chat with me. This is an opportunity to seek advice, share burdens, network, and build community.


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*End-of-year thank you card (with one sticker)

*Access to facebook group

Dora Milaje
$50 or more per month
Consider me your hype woman! I will feature your work on my website and via my newsletter (assuming it is in keeping with the ethos of my work).


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*End-of-year thank you card (with one sticker)

*Access to facebook group

*Access to monthly google hangout

Amazons of Themyscira
$75 or more per month
Café con leche, anyone? Let’s grab a drink when I’m in your neighborhood or you’re in mine. 


Also:

*Public thank you on social media

*End-of-year thank you card (with extra stickers)

*Access to facebook group

*Access to monthly google hangout

*promotion in newsletter