CIRCLES OF CONNECTION
Circles of Connection are online gatherings that provide an intentional, guided space to come together, engage in authentic conversation, and explore heartfelt and embodied practices to create new cultures of connection, belonging and social change practices, community gathering & collective care.
More than ever, as physical and social distancing have become a rapid reality, people are realising more than ever the importance of connection. Folks all over the world are reaching out, connecting and sharing with loved ones, long-lost friends and community via online platforms, social media and neighbourhood support groups, as we are united by a common suffering. Yet it has also been exposing the deep inequities of our systems as people are affected in radically different ways according to social position, location and personal circumstances.
We have been asking: How can we work with our current circumstances to generate authentic, vulnerable and powerful conversations, deep connections and lasting change? How can we widen our circles of connection? How can we come together across likeness and difference, to create new ways of being with each other, and new systems that are equitable and sustainable?
This is our opportunity now. As this current crisis deconstructs the current world order, we have a radical opportunity to reimagine, revision and create new ways of being. And it starts with each one of us. We call it a loving rebellion, because it takes courage, vulnerability and a willingness to lean in. But the call to action has clearly arrived.
As our Circles of Connection deepen and widen, you are invited to create your own CoC pod within your own local (or global) community. We’ll provide a format, resources, guided practices and support to create a meaningful experience of deep connection and collective action within your own community.
Focusing on Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression
Wherever you are in the necessary journey of anti-racism and anti-oppression, we know this work is uncomfortable, messy and tender. We know it takes bravery, education and commitment. It also needs spaces where we can come together to dialogue, ask questions and unpack our own stuff. So that we can transform anti-racism from ideas and information into action and an embodied way of being with each other.
We are continuing with this work in our Circles of Connection fortnightly on Wednesdays, with a growing community of facilitators.
If you are looking for a place to start the work or dive deeper in a global community committed to transformative justice, we would love you to join us in co-creating this shared dialogue. All are welcome.
These Circles are offered free of charge for all. If you are resourced and would like to donate as part of your participation, you can do this here. 100% of donations of our upcoming Circles of Connection on anti-racism go to Deadly Connections (Australia) and The Black Curriculum (UK).
Register Below for our Next Dates
Wednesday 8th July
Wednesday 22nd July
7-8.30pm Australia (AEST)
11am-12.30pm Central Europe