Events & Programs

EmpowR Events & Educational Programs

EmpowR events and educational programs offer people the opportunity to participate in and embody how we co-create a culture of empathy, healing, community, and accountability centered in equity and belonging.

Innovative educational programming is co-created with facilitators, educators, healers, and change makers to hold space for shared learning, unlearning and relearning, deep listening, changing perspectives, embodying equity, practicing anti-racism, fostering belonging, cultural behavior shifts, and personal health and soul growth. 

EmpowR events and programs are offered online via Zoom and in nature at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont.

All of our programs are open to the public and by participating you are welcomed into the growing EmpowR Community!

Circle process facilitation demonstrated with an altar at an EmpowR event.

Accountability in Anti-Racism

Accountability in Anti-Racism

Dialogue and embodiment series to examine the relationship of whiteness,
womanhood, and personal responsibility for cultivating anti-racist culture.

Accountability in Anti-Racism is a 6-part series to examine how racialization in whiteness perpetuates racism in all of its expressions (institutional, structural, cultural, personal). This program is for white identifying women (cis gendered and trans), as well as non-binary people who feel supported in a space with women. Participation includes a commitment to attend the full 6-part series, every other week, and approximately 2 hours of reviewing resources prior to each session.

This program is a collaborative effort incubated with members of Elevate Her Vermont.

PROGRAM BEGINS FEB. 3, 2022
BI-WEEKLY FOR 6 WEEKS
REGISTRATION CLOSES FEB. 1, 2022 
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Culture Builders: A Community of Practice

Culture Builders: A Community of Practice

A monthly relationship building circle to empower vulnerability, courage & trust for our collective work as change makers

Culture Builders is a community of practice is for people working to build new cultures centered in equity and belonging. Women (cis gendered and trans), non-binary people, trans men and anyone who has been socialized to any extent as female who feel supported among the experiences of women, are invited to participate. Together we share our practices and build a community of support for transformative justice.

PROGRAM BEGINS JAN. 3, 2022
ATTEND ONE, MANY OR ALL
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Nourish Your Nervous System

Culture Builders: A Community of Practice

A restorative mid-week pause from work and life
to tend to your emotional wellness and settle your nervous system in community

Nourish Your Nervous System is a bi-monthly rejuvenating space to care for your mind, body, and spirit in supportive community. This space is available to anyone who would benefit from a calming experience to support anxiety, overwhelm, burnout, and stress. People working as therapists, social workers, medical providers, holistic practitioners, health care workers and staff, and people employed at health and social issues focused nonprofits are especially encouraged to consider attending. Together we can foster empathy and community for our shared intentions of personal health and community wellness.

BEGINS JAN. 12, 2022
DROP-IN 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS
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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

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