An ancient practice is given new life out of the work of artists, activists, and advocates seeking a way to re-connect and re-energize in the work of social and environmental justice.
The circle can be made anywhere, any time, as long as there are people to form it.
In the circle we tell stories with hopes that we may be truly heard*.
In this egalitarian shape we dismantle hierarchy and engage in creative practices that bring us back to a more empathetic understanding of community - to ourselves, each other, and the Earth.
We collectively carry issues of injustice.
Using words, rhythms, and melodies we shift and release that collective weight.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Deep listening - to others and yourself.
Get comfortable, check-in, find our breath, meditate, tell stories, construct poetry, sing songs and weave new songs together.
In the circle we are honest, open, invited to give voice to our experiences and intentions.
WHO IT'S FOR
Especially those needing to be held, validated, and re-energized in a time of fear and disconnection.
Gathering in a circle is a universal human practice, which today we revive for our individual and collective liberation.
The circle does not identify with or appropriate practices of any one culture or religion.
We acknowledge that there are forces dividing us from one another and the Earth.
Entering the circle is a radical act of deconstruction and affirmation.
Witness is a full form of participation.
Engaging in the circle is consent-based.
*When working with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, the act of being "heard" is translated through visuals (signing, writing, drawing, reading).