widening the circle

Widening the Circle is a series of zoom calls on Sundays from January through March 2022. They feature diverse ideas and participants to enrich our understanding of one another and to open doors to greater understanding and conversation. The calls are free and open to everyone. Click on the event for information to register and to receive a passcode.

January 23, 2 pm CST Addressing Climate Change Through Climate Justice with John Peck

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January 30, 2 pm CST A Discussion on Critical Race Theory with Karma Chavez 

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February 6, 2 pm CST Making Black Lives Matter at School – creating educational spaces that center the lives of Black Students with Angela Harris

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February 13, 2 pm CST Unconditional Love in a Conditional World with Joan Apter

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February 20, 2 pm CST How We Recognize and Offer Our Gifts Into A Chaotic World with Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore

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February 27, 2 pm CST “Shake the World with a New Dream” with members of Detroit’s Boggs Center

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March 6, 2 pm CST “The Personal is Political” with Progress North

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March 13, 2 pm CST Focus on Ukraine with Natalka Adulenko

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March 20, 2 pm CST A Conversation with La Crosse’s The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection

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March 27, 2 pm CST March Forth to Earth Day with Tim Cordon, Mark Denning and Paul DeMain

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April 3, 2 pm CST “Jesus, Justice and This Messy Moment of Hope” with Rev. Ellen Rasmussen and Rev. Libby Howe

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January 9, 2022 2pm CST Understanding Ubuntu

January 16, 2 pm CST “Leaning into” a Conversation on Race

Our first year of Widening the Circle ran weekly from December 6, 2020 through April 11, 2021.  

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April 11 Building A Stronger Community with Elena Terry and Venice Williams

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April 4 Emigration / Immigration        Watch the Video

March 28 Advancing Core Values

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March 21 The Healing Power of Cultural Re-Connection with Keimche Wickham and Paul Arentz

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March 14 Indigenous Voices Across Communities with JoRee LaFrance, Christi Wildcat and Iyah Brown.

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March 7 Restoring Dignity to Farming and Food with Melody Morrell and John Greeno

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For more: Family Farm Defenders, La Via Campesina,  Cornucopia Institute

February 28 Living Seeds, Living Cultures with Janice Brant and John Bonaparte

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February 21 Building Beloved Community with Rev. Walter J. Lanier

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February 14 The Power of Love with Joan Apter and Tim Hain

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February 7 The Boggs Center: Visionary Organizing with Rich Feldman and Shea Howell, Kim and Myrtle

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For more: The Boggs Center

http://vimeo.com/52733999 Grace Lee Boggs,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oip_O1KktY&t=155s Jimmy Boggs

January 31 Taking Time to Grieve with Omar Poler, Lizzie Bruno and Tehmina Islam      

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January 24 “Growing a Regenerative Economyā€¯ with Rebecca Kemble and Paul DeMain

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January 17 Mutual Aid with Shanna McGarry, Aslan Walkon and Keimche Wickham

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Connect with Grassroots Aid Partnership 

January 10 War and Peace with Sami Rasouli and Jason Moon

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January 3, Gathering the Stories with Si Matta and Rivera Sun

There is no video recording of this event. Stay in touch with Si Matta at Gathering the Stories

Stay in touch with Rivera Sun at her website.

December 27, Queer Politics with Karma Chavez and fAe gibson   

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December 20, “A Force More Powerful: Becoming Nonviolent in a Violent World”  with Rivera Sun and Henry Cervantes

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December 13, “Transformative Storytelling”  with Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore    Watch the zoom video.         For more visit the website The Aunties Dandelion

December 6, 2020 Introduction      Watch the video.