Events

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pm

    In this conversation about the state of civil rights in NH, Maggie Fogarty, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee in NH, and Devon Chaffee, executive director of ACLU of NH bring us up to date on what is happening on a range of civil rights issues such as immigration, voting rights, LGBT rights, reproductive freedoms and criminal justice in the legislature, the courts and our communities. There will be time for your questions and comments.

    Devon Chaffee biography »

    Maggie Fogarty biography »

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pm

    Aleksei Aleksandrov and Ekaterina Skliar, virtuosos of the Russian stringed instrument, the domra, bring their breathtaking musical performance to the Mariposa Museum. Alex and Kate are conservatory-trained masters of this traditional folk instrument, and are equally adept at classical repertoire. They have also mastered the American-style mandolin, and are at the cutting edge of newly-composed and improvised music drawing on traditional folk, classical and jazz styles for both mandolin and domra. They have performed extensively throughout Russia, in formats from solo and duo music to chamber music, symphony orchestra, and traditional folk instrument ensembles. Please join us Wednesday, June 14, at 7pm at the Mariposa Museum! Admission is $15, Members $10.

    masters of the russian domra

    Aleksei Aleksandrov and Ekaterina Skliar

  • Sun
    18
    Jun
    2017
    2:00 pm

    Join the Mariposa and family and friends of Susan in this personal tribute to the artist whose work is featured in our current exhibit, Boundless. Admission is free.

  • Tue
    20
    Jun
    2017
    7:00 pm

    With Leaf Seligman

    "In this, the first of our summer circle series, we will share experiences of health and illness, of caring for others and being cared for. The circle offers each participant the chance to share, be heard and listen attentively. Together, we create a respectful space that fosters understanding and empathy, in line with Mariposa’s mission “to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries.”

    Our stories matter. They connect us, strengthening the bonds of community and helping us to talk about issues that divide us politically.

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman has extensive experience teaching and volunteering in prisons and jails since 1984 including a year of jail chaplaincy. She is an adjunct Professor at Keene State College and President of the Monadnock Restorative Community whose mission is to support women reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Leaf is the founder of Restorative Circles Services.

    In today’s world of increasing conflict, Leaf Seligman’s work in bringing together a community for respectful dialogue and understanding is ever more important.

    Why Circles?
    Peacemaking circles derive from the practices and tribal wisdom of Native Americans, where members of a community gather as equals to discuss matters of significance.

    One of the most important contributions of Circles is the strengthened web of relationships among a group of people. It may be in a classroom, neighborhood, workplace, family of faith group. As people sit together, talk about values, share personal stories, and work through disagreements in an atmosphere of respect and caring, they weave strong cords of connection among themselves. Those connections increase the community’s capacity to take care of all its members and to find solutions when problems arise.
    Kay Pranis, The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking.

    Circles establish shared values and guidelines and utilize a talking piece to ensure that each participant has the opportunity to speak, be heard, and listen attentively. Circles model a cooperative way to relate respectfully with each other and the issues that challenge us. Because everyone has the opportunity to participate, circles ensure a diversity of perspectives and experience. When we share our stories, we can hear in each other the longing to belong, to matter, to feel safe, understood, and appreciated. Recognizing universal human feelings and needs allows us to build relationships on a foundation of connection and commonality. Circles open and close with a simple ceremony to remind us the time we devote to nurturing community is sacred.

  • Tue
    18
    Jul
    2017
    7:00 pm

    With Leaf Seligman

    Our stories matter. They connect us, strengthening bonds of community and helping us to talk about issues that divide us politically. Topic to be announced. In this second circle in our series of three circles this summer, each participant will have the chance to share, be heard and listen attentively. Together, we will create a respectful space that fosters understanding and empathy, in line with Mariposa’s mission “to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries.”

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman has extensive experience teaching and volunteering in prisons and jails since 1984 including a year of jail chaplaincy. She is an adjunct Professor at Keene State College and President of the Monadnock Restorative Community whose mission is to support women reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Leaf is the founder of Restorative Circles Services.

    In today’s world of increasing conflict, Leaf Seligman’s work in bringing together a community for respectful dialogue and understanding is ever more important.

    Why Circles?

    Peacemaking circles derive from the practices and tribal wisdom of Native Americans, where members of a community gather as equals to discuss matters of significance.

  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017
    7:00 pm

    With Leaf Seligman

    Our stories matter. They connect us, strengthening bonds of community and helping us to talk about issues that divide us politically. In this third circle in our series, participants will share, be heard, and listen attentively. Together, we will create a respectful space that fosters understanding and empathy, in line with Mariposa’s mission “to foster peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries.”

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman

    Leaf Seligman has extensive experience teaching and volunteering in prisons and jails since 1984 including a year of jail chaplaincy. She is an adjunct Professor at Keene State College and President of the Monadnock Restorative Community whose mission is to support women reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Leaf is the founder of Restorative Circles Services.

    In today’s world of increasing conflict, Leaf Seligman’s work in bringing together a community for respectful dialogue and understanding is ever more important.

    Why Circles?

    Peacemaking circles derive from the practices and tribal wisdom of Native Americans, where members of a community gather as equals to discuss matters of significance.