ABC Community Building Circles
and Culturesmith Roundtable
In the late 1990s we began offering open, regularly scheduled, facilitated opportunities to join a circle and be heard by others committed to building community on purpose -- for its own sake. We know you've probably already seen the Facebook invitation, etc.
but we thought we'd remind you that
We are offering our Community Building Circle again!
Every second Sunday evening
starting Sunday, October 12th, 5 - 7 pm
followed by the Culturesmith Roundtable, 7 - 9 pm
What is Culturesmith?
Imagine an inquiry with a diverse group of casual and professional cultural critics and change-makers turning over ideas and action together, forming and reforming a therapy of the cultural imagination. Imagine studying and working on the cultures in which you take part every day, such that psychology, religion, martial, liberal, and performing arts, politics, in fact all mythologies (belief systems) are shaped in service to the richness of life and the potential depths of human understanding and planetary stewardship. Would you like an introduction to that imagined conversation, and even to take part in realizing its conclusions? Learn more about Culturesmith here. Facilitated by Brandon Williamscraig Ph.D and other scholars of myth, psychology, and culture.
If the roundtable isn't for you, please come to the Community Building Circle from 5-7 and consider the 7-9 slot to be open space in which to propose a different co-creative process with the input of others present.
What is Association Building Community?
We meet as a community to explore ways of working together to build a deeper sense of community and the process arts (the field of group process design and facilitation) in a structured way. Through rotating facilitation, we both work together (creating projects and performing tasks we agree to complete) and explore individual and group dynamics, discussing what comes up while consciously building community. Learn more about ABC here.
What are the Process Arts?
Processes can relate primarily to the individual (such as meditation), interpersonal dynamics (as refined, for example, by Nonviolent Communication), group processes (e.g. Open Space, World Cafe, and wiki), on up to very large scale systems, such as economic, legal and political structures (e.g. Threebles, Restorative Circles, or Citizen Deliberative Councils). Even more than a list of particular processes though, the process arts are about an awareness that however we are doing something, that is simply one particular way, and we can and often do experiment with doing it any number of other ways. Learn more here.