Events & Programs

EmpowR Events & Educational Programs

EmpowR Transformation event offerings and educational programs provide different types of opportunities to participate in and embody how we co-create cultural conditions of equity, belonging, and liberation.  

In person events and retreats are held at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont. Some programs also available online. Educational programs are available for organizations to offer to groups, teams, and communities. Different types of nature-based retreats can also be co-created and customized.

Current Event Offerings:

The following events will be offered in person in the brand new Sanctuary Room at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary. Space is limited.

Winter Solstice Circle
Winter Solstice Circle
Sunday, December 18 ~ 3:00-6:00 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
White Women Accountability Circle
White Women Accountability Circle
Saturday, January 14 ~ 5:30-8:30 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
Evolution of Consciousness Men's Circle
Evolution of Consciousness Men’s Circle
Sunday, January 22 ~ 3:00-6:00 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
Rainbow Medicine Retreat
Rainbow Medicine Healing Retreat
Sunday, January 29 ~ 9:30 am-4:30 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
Evolution of Consciousness Women's Circle
Evolution of Consciousness Women’s Circle
Sunday, February 5 ~ 1:00-4:00 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
Evolution of Consciousness Men's Circle
Evolution of Consciousness Men’s Circle
Sunday, February 19 ~ 3:00-6:00 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
voice activation retreat
Voice Activation Retreat
Sunday, February 26 ~ 9:30 am-4:30 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst
Evolution of Consciousness Women's Circle
Evolution of Consciousness Women’s Circle
Sunday, March 5 ~ 1:00-4:00 pm
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EmpowR Sunburst

Educational Programs:

Educational programs are available for organizations to offer to groups, teams, and people in your communities.

EmpowR Accountability in Anti-Racism program

Examination into how racialization in whiteness perpetuates racism in all of its expressions
(institutional, structural, cultural, personal).

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EmpowR Sunburst
EmpowR Equity Integration Retreats for Organizations

A professional development workshop for people working in communication, community outreach,
human resources, and organizational development.

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EmpowR Sunburst
EmpowR Equity Integration Retreats for Organizations

Nature-based retreats for groups and teams to embody shared learning and
in depth understanding of equity for integration into personal life and organizational culture. 

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EmpowR Sunburst
EmpowR Equity Integration Retreats for Organizations

In-person nature retreat for people working in change making organizations committed to racial justice and social equity.

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Seating for an EmpowR event dialogue circle at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont
“For a long time as an activist, I have been fueled by anger, ego, and fear of the future. I got involved in EmpowR programs and community soon after COVID hit while being forced to slow down. My engagement with EmpowR and time at the Sanctuary helped me grapple with the pain and anxiety that clouded me by helping me re-center myself in love, hope, and learning how to feel grounded. I am eternally grateful for EmpowR and the powerful and magical culture we are weaving in community!”

~ Madeleine D, a Vermont Educator

EmpowR Sunburst

Nature-based Retreats

Co-create a customized retreat at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary for your group, team community, or organization.

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