Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are community-oriented sessions designed to encourage and foster connections between folks within the FAI community who share a common identity or experience. 

These sessions will be observed by members of the Cultural Equity Council in order to get community feedback that will inform recommendations for FAI’s next Strategic Plan.

Upcoming Sessions

Young Folks (under 35)

March 1, 2022 @ 11 am CT

This session is for anyone between 18-35 who is a member of the folk music community.

 
Facilitator: Sara Gougeon

Hispanic/Latiné Folks

March 1, 2022 @ 1 pm CT

This session is intended for people who identify as Hispanic/Latiné.

Facilitator: Catalina Maria Johnson

Caregivers and Parents

March 1, 2022 @ 3 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who are parents or caregivers.

Facilitator: Rosalyn Dennett

Indigenous Folks

March 1, 2022 @ 5 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as Indigenous.

Facilitator: Mihirangi Fleming

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

March 1, 2022 @ 7 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as Asian or as a Pacific Islander.

Facilitator: Aireene Espiritu

Folks living with Cancer/Chronic Illness

March 2, 2022 @ 11 am CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as living with cancer or chronic illness.

Facilitator: Carolyn Sutherland

Black, Indigenous, People of Color 

March 2, 2022 @ 1 pm CT

This session is intended for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color.

Facilitator: Janice Jo Lee

LGBTQ2IA+

March 2, 2022 @ 5 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as LGBTQ2IA+. 

Facilitator: Fawn Lies

International

March 3, 2022 @ 11 am CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for people who live, work, or identify as being from outside of North America/Turtle Island.

Facilitator: Carolina Rojas

Activists and Changemakers

March 3, 2022 @ 1 pm CT

This session is intended for people who identify as activists and changemakers.

Facilitator: Crys Matthews

Folks with Disability

March 3, 2022 @ 3 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as disabled.

Facilitator: Adam Perry

Folks 55+

March 4, 2022 @ 12 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who are over 55.

Facilitator: Annie Capps

Women

March 4, 2022 @ 4 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as women.

Facilitator: Tina Wroblewski

Folks from the African Diaspora

March 4, 2022 @ 6 pm CT

This group is intended specifically and exclusively for folks who identify as Black or as a member of the African Diaspora.

Facilitator: Vienna Carroll