Summer Circles: Moving Toward Greater Individual & Community Well-Being
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 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.
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.