InterPlay Sustaining International Sisters

InterPlay SIS Potluck & Play (Face-to-Face)

1st Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM EST
Canan Arikan and Ruth Schowalter

Decatur, GA

First Saturday of each month, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm EST

We are a community of women from around the world connecting, sharing, and inspiring one another through InterPlay.
Sustaining International Sisters (SIS) invites all women to connect, inspire and support each other through InterPlay.

Join us for two hours of community building through telling stories, playing with movement, and networking.
We meet at 10:00 AM and begin our InterPlay at 10:15. At noon, we break for a shared potluck meal.

FREE! (Donations $5 - $15 welcome to space support rental fee and other costs.)
POTLUCK –Bring a dish of food to share that represents your country’s food. Be aware that your Muslim and Jewish sisters cannot eat pork and meat must be halal. Vegetarian options welcomed (Please come if you don’t have time to prepare food).
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Cost: FREE! Donations accepted $10-$40! Paypal to

Registration/Information: Canan 404/966-2014,, or Ruth 404/580-2392,


First Christian Church of Decatur

601 West Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Canan Arikan
Canan Arikan is an entrepreneur, women’s advocate, and InterPlayer Leader-in-Training. She has more than 16 years of volunteer work supporting and empowering women and youth. Since arriving in the United States four years ago, she has earned the Level-1 Certificate in Applied InterPlay and co-created 4 InterPlay workshops and one English-language 5-workshop series to support international women and her wider community. In 2018, asylee Canan and her collaborator Ruth Schowalter founded “Sustaining International Sisters” (SIS) to bring together asylum seekers, other international women, and U.S. citizens in the metro-Atlanta. In 2019, they launched online Global SIS: InterPlay to continue to connect with and support women who left Atlanta and returned their countries. Canan holds an MBA and completed graduate studies for a PhD in Management and Organization.
Ruth Schowalter
Ruth Schowalter, visionary folk artist, communications educator and creativity coach, started The Daily Creative Practice to insure that her own art, dreams, and creative ideas get priority. Within InterPlay, an improvisational system that unlocks the wisdom of the body, she found all the tools she needed to put grace and an ethic of play at the center of life.

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