THE MULTICULTURAL CIRCLE FOR WOMEN weaves the lives of women from Guatemala, China, The Philippines, Uganda and beyond. This Circle meets once a month and provides an opportunity for women from other cultures to share their experiences with one another. The Multicultural Circle for Women meets once a month on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This group has been meeting for more than six years now, and one member, Susan, described it this way: “In my hectic pace of life, the Circle has been an oasis—and to borrow something from my daughter’s vocabulary, my Sisters’ Club! At the Circle, we are free to release what’s in our hearts, have a good cry, share a hearty laugh and be comforted. All who are listening are supportive and walking with us through this journey called Life. Thank God for the Women’s Circle!”
January 12, 2018, February 9, March 16, April 13, May 4, June 8
GATHERING CIRCLE FOR MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS offers support for mothers of children with special needs and has been meeting for two years. Mothers from greater Boston and beyond meet once a month to share their experiences, listen compassionately, and offer suggestions of mutual support to one another. Each circle meets from 10:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Kay Pranis, author of Peacemaking Circles, underscores the value of Circles for participants, “Circles are places for being heard—for expressing what’s on our minds and hearts and having others receive it deeply. Telling our stories in the safe space of Circles opens windows on each other’s lives, giving us moments when we can witness the path another has walked as well as feel that others appreciate our own path.” One participant describes it this way, “The Circle is a refuge from my busy world, my busy life. To sit and be with peers whose experiences are similar is comforting.”
January 22, 2018, February 26, March 19, April 9, May 14, June 11