Events & Programs

Culture Builders: A Community of Practice

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

The 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.

Stay tuned cis-gendered men – there is a program coming for you.

Culture Builders: a community of practice
  • To cultivate and nurture relationships and community among facilitators, educators, advocates, activists, leaders, and change makers who are working to upend the status quo.
  • To build trust and personal accountability towards the shared vision of healing the heart of humanity by transforming ourselves to transform the world.
  • To hold brave space where participants can witness each other’s challenges, offer support, and celebrate our successes in building cultures centered in equity and belonging.

Online in Zoomland


1st Monday of every month
January-May 2022

1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/6, 5/2


6:30 – 8:30 pm EST


Culture Builders: a community of practice supports emergence and coalition building from the roots up by empowering strength in the web of relationships with vulnerability, courage, and trust. Circle process facilitation will guide listening, dialogue, and embodiment practices to acknowledge the personal responsibility of a whole body experience. Group agreements will center the safety of People of Color and those with other marginalized identities. You are invited to attend one or all in the series. We will stay committed to the intentions while holding space for the impacts, including allowing the conversations to determine how the community of practice progresses past May. The community of practice is based on Abenaki Land in Vermont and invites participation from this area and beyond.

Facilitated by: Jennifer Grossi and Rae Carter, co-creators with EmpowR–a container for transformative justice work committed to co-creating cultures of empathy, healing, community, and accountability.


The ‘true cost’ of each circle, per person is $20.

As with all EmpowR programs and events, we offer participation on a sliding fee scale.

We ask for you to honor the following intentions with the sliding fee scale:

$0 – $10 – People with a marginalized identity or economic disparity
$15 – $25 – People with an average income stream
$30 – $40 – People with a high income stream who can help cover the cost for those with less

Are you interested in sponsoring a community of practice or a similar program?
EmpowR is looking for funding sponsors to help us make programs more accessible.

Do you know someone who might appreciate being invited?
Please share EmpowR programs and events with people in your community.

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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.