White Women Accountability Circle for Collective Liberation

A summer circle series to support staying engaged in transformative justice and processing emotionally charged racialized situations without putting labor on People of Color.

A personal accountability circle for white-identifying women (cis/trans), femmes, and non-binary/trans people who were socialized as women. Space will be held to integrate deeper layers of equity commitments by processing our personal work. A communal care experience to unpack the intersection of race with gender, class, ability, and other identities that are subject to marginalization with intentional focus to recognize racial capitalism and white domination as the source of a multiplicity of injustices.

These gatherings also intend to hold space for relationship building among white Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Belonging (DEIB) facilitators, equity consultants, trauma practitioners, advocates, educators, and women/femmes practicing anti-racism to support web weaving for transformative justice movement building.

This series is empowered and supported by The Circle Way, a global equity and justice facilitation practice that is used throughout EmpowR Transformation offerings.

White Women Accountbility Circle

Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary
Plainfield, Vermont


Thursday, June 8, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023


5:30-8:30 pm EST


An opportunity to build communal practice to take personal and collective responsibility for the patterns of whiteness that impede progress towards multi-cultural belonging, racial and economic equity, and collective liberation. A combination of dialogue and embodied experiencing will support shifting attitudes, behavior, communication, and energy that are characteristic of white supremacy cultural norms and conditions.

Participants will work with circle process and cultural somatics practices to support equitable communication, deep listening, shared learning, and strengthening the discomfort muscle to more deeply explore and navigate the complexity of personal, cultural, and systemic change to build the just and liberated worlds we long for.

Facilitated by EmpowR Transformation founder, Rae Carter, circles are held outside, under the trees, upon the Earth with the Elements of Nature as co-creative participants to support grounding, release, and relationship to the land.

Participants can attend one or more circle. Each circle will have different prompts yet will follow the same themes.

We will be in circle together for the three hour timeframe. Please arrive early to park and settle in so we can open the circle at 5:30.

Please feel free to bring dinner/a snack with you, and please bring a water bottle.

Please feel free to bring your breastfeeding babes and children who are able to safely frolic and play at the sanctuary while you participate in circle if that is supportive for your being able to attend.

We will gather outside at Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary, under the trees, in the mountains of Plainfield, Vermont. The space is partially accessible–please communicate any accessibility needs ahead of time so we can plan for accommodation. Learn more about the sanctuary vision which includes plans for how we can make the sanctuary more accessible. Please bring what you need to support yourself in circle. There is a friendly dog and cats on the premise who may participate at times.

In the case of inclement weather, we will gather inside in the Sanctuary Room.

Directions and additional information will be provided upon registration.


$12 plus donation request 

To ensure the safety of participants, the sanctuary (which is also a private home), and to cover basic event costs, we require a minimum payment and credit card information. With predatory extremism on the rise, this allows us to have a traceable record of registrations. It also asks for a commitment from participants to attend and will hopefully reduce no shows. We hope you will consider adding a generous tip to go towards the Vermont Releaf Collective to support advancing racial equity in land, environment, agriculture and foodways.


REGISTER for a White Women Accountability Circle

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Life happens! If you are unable to attend, please be respectful of our time and let us know/cancel your registration.

“EmpowR Transformation and The Circle Way are aligned in how we make a stand in our world–to uphold racial, ethnic, gender, disability, economic, and environmental justice. We are pleased to support EmpowR’s efforts to make this vision and commitment become reality.”

~ The Circle Way