Community Circle

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13: Mens Circle

Calling in men to gather in circle, around a fire to sort through what it means to be a male in a culture of transformation.

Men – what is our role in the movement?

What does our work look like?

What does healing look like for us?

What are we trying to heal from?

How can we support each other?

How can we support the women, children, and elders in our lives?

How can we support people and communities who have been historically excluded?

Are these the kinds of questions you are grappling with?

What other questions do you want to explore in a safe space with other men?

If any of this resonates, and you identify as male, then Mens Circle is for you. Please join us.

EmpowR Mens Circle
  • A space for men to build authentic relationship and vulnerable connection with each other.
  • An experience to support our own healing and growth as men in a complicated, changing world.
  • An exploration into strengthening our discomfort muscle as we unpack the harms of toxic masculinity and how it shows up in our relationships and behaviors.
  • An opportunity to dialogue about unlearning, relearning, and our role in equity and justice movements.

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary
Plainfield, Vermont


Saturday, August 13, 2022


5:30-8:30 pm EST


Flow of the Evening
We will be in circle together for the three hour timeframe. The circle will open at 5:30 and we ask you to arrive early to set up your space and ground on the land. We will gather around the community fire circle or on the porch in the case of rain.

Grandmother Cherry land steward, special education teacher, musician, and gentle “dude” Mitch Pauley will facilitate this circle and hold space for vulnerability, messiness, and authenticity.

Please bring your dinner. Sharing food is welcome through not expected. We will eat in circle. This is an alcohol-free event.

We will gather outside, around the community fire circle, at the beautiful Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary in Plainfield, Vermont. In the case of rain, we will gather on the porch. Chairs are provided. Please bring what you need to be comfortable (mat, blanket, pillow, clothing). There is a friendly dog and cats on the premise who may participate at times.

Directions and additional information will be provided upon registration.


Sliding Fee Scale
$0 – $100

All money goes to directly support the unpaid labor required for EmpowR to act
on its mission and operationalize coalition and movement building in transformative justice.
Your generosity is deeply appreciated. 


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Life happens! If you are unable to attend, you can pay the cost forward to help someone else attend. You can also request a refund up to 24 hours in advance. Cancellation refunds include a small fee to cover credit card costs. No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of a program.