Kafenia October Circle - Support Each Other & Stone Soup! (October 9th, 6-9 pm)
October - Supporting Each Other! (Yes, and!)
We would love to see you at our Monthly Circle; a chance for those who long for stronger community, peace in our world and connection. Let's help each other live our inclusive values and uplift our world. Our world needs you!
October is a time of starting to quiet down so we will have time to connect more deeply around our lives and whatever we want support around. Stone Soup is the spirit of the gathering -- if we each contribute a little, we can all be fed well!
6-7: Hang out with Light Dinner - Seleena's Dal & Stone Soup
7-9pm: Circle -- how can we support one another, especially given how busy we are.
We are at MJ's place - RSVP for location.
DISCOUNT: Enter FIG at the checkout for a $10 discount if you bring your version of Stone Soup.
As a social mission gathering space, we support grassroots global change makers and international community members in sharing stories, projects, opportunities, challenges and growth. What happens here will be co-created.
We are a space of hope and possibility, to remind, encourage and give us tools that help us build the world we want ourselves and our children to inherit.
Come on and join us!
We held our Second Annual Community Peace Meal honoring war survivors in Libera and Cote d'Ivoire on June 9th, 2018! The event sold out and raised enough to rebuild a school and assist with restoration for a local community by fall! We are taking time off this summer & will return with even more offerings in the fall.
We have had monthly circles since November 2016 through May 2018, each season culminating in a Peace Meal in solidarity with friends affected by war and conflict. Each gathering explores a primal theme - welcome, the land, democracy, sound - in a culturally-rooted heartfelt way. Our 1st Peace Meal centered on Libya and went viral across Libya! (30,000 likes!) Our 2nd Peace Meal centered on Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia and included storytelling circles & dancing under the fig tree village-style.
Check out some of our previous gatherings below.
2nd Annual Peace Meal June 2018
2017-2018 Pop Up Season
Peace Meals: Bridging Cultures with Food
These gatherings give participants an embodied experience of other cultures by sharing foods and stories around food.
Why? Sharing food deepens community and connections and, like personal stories, gives one a practical connection and pathway to engage more meaningfully.
Heartfelt Gatherings and Meaningful Connections
Gatherings and talks from people from or returned from afar help translate abstract "over there" events into personal, heartfelt experiences of connection with people, art and heart.
Why? Heart and personal connections help reduce overwhelm and light a clearer path for engagement based on relationship.
Participate in the World!
If you could move the needle on one issue, what would it be?*
The Kafenia helps you connect with the incredible global work based in the Bay Area, and offers practical ways (connections to groups, on site-volunteering) to do it..
Why? It can be overwhelming to decide how to engage or when to find the time. Our staff and programming will help you engage regularly, with community and help you identify what resonates for you. This is a pathway between the great efforts and the wider public that is missing right now.
**After Rachel sent photos to Liberia, "the president of the cooperative, Agathe, came to the market with a photo of the Peace Meal, and the whole village came to look, and they started singing and celebrating. When the chief of the village saw that we raised enough to rebuild a school, he started crying. He couldn't believe it."