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Sun, Apr 07


Syren Symposium @ SwimRVA (Richmond, VA)

Pool Therapy: an Activism Jam for Salty Merfolk

Make a splash with "Pool Therapy: An Activism Jam for Salty Merfolk". Float around with fellow merfolk while discussing various issues affecting our community - from lack of pool access to merverts. Work together and leave with actionable strategies to make waves of change!

Pool Therapy: an Activism Jam for Salty Merfolk
Pool Therapy: an Activism Jam for Salty Merfolk

Time & Location

Apr 07, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Syren Symposium @ SwimRVA (Richmond, VA), 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23234, USA

About the event

This 90-minute session, set amidst playful floats and the comfort of 86-degree waters, provides a sanctuary for merfolk to discuss and collaborate on the current ripples within our community. Problem-solving and advocacy planning are even better when there are pool floats involved!

We'll dive deep into issues such as the struggle for mermaid-friendly pools, bullying and gatekeeping, and the need for improved safety education, among others. We encourage attendees to bring additional concerns to the forefront—there's room in the pool for every voice.

Event Features:

  • Float Therapy Corners: Engage in open dialogue about shared challenges and experiences in specialized areas.
  • Community Pledge Wall: Commit to actionable change and leave your mark on our collective promise to better the mermaiding world.
  • Underwater 4 All Ally Network: Connect with a robust network of allies, offering support and access to resources to empower our community's efforts.

Sponsored by Underwater 4 All, this session isn't just about airing grievances—it's about pooling our passion to initiate tangible waves of change. So bring your tails and/or tales, and let's turn the tides together in a flow of positive activism. Mermaid tails optional.


  • General Admission

    Donations are optional and support the Underwater 4 All nonprofit organization.

    +Service fee



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