Kafenia DECEMBER Large Circle - 12/11 - WINTER PEACE & PEAS (Chick)
Dec 11 - Kafenia MONTHLY Circle:
how can we deeply listen within and to each other as a practice of peace?
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 blossom and live our inclusive values and uplift our world. Our world needs your beautiful spirt.
December the Solstice approaches, the longest night of the year. In old times, we would have slept longer and spent evenings by candlelight, which has been around for the past 5000 years.
To honor this inward time, and our December theme of "Peace," we are going to do something very simple: hold a circle by candlelight simply passing the talking stick and speaking and listening from our hearts. Our intention is to find our way to ourselves and each other and our world.
6-645: Hang out with Light Dinner - Sifnos Chickpea Stew baked 10 hours overnight to mimic how traditional ovens were used. After food cooked during the day, a stew would be left in the oven overnight to cook with the embers. This chickpea stew is so delicious even with only 3 ingredients (chickpeas, onions, olive oil).
645-845 pm: Circle
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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."