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Impact Circles

Select Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
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Participate in a new kind of serial conversation program in which we seek insight and work together to identify concrete, locally relevant and achievable actions toward change. Each Impact Circle begins with a live-streamed panel discussion examining a topic relating to Hank Willis Thomas’s artwork and current events. At the conclusion of each discussion, panelists frame a question for audience members. Over the following two weeks, we encourage motivated audience members to organize breakout Circles to explore the question with people they are connected to, whether through a workplace, classroom, faith community, social group, or other context. Key insights and action points from breakout Circles will be collected and shared with the public to amplify potential impact.

Please note: We are offering ASL interpretation and closed captioning during the live events.

September 17, 2020: Circle 1 – Trauma & Healing
Originally live-streamed Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7:00–8:00 p.m. via
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Reflect on the overwhelming experiences many of us are facing in the midst of a global pandemic and calls for social justice. How can we live with trauma, and what does it mean to heal?

October 1, 2020: Circle 2 – Political Process
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Take a closer look at what kind of political participation is required of us now and how else we can contribute to our communities through civic life. 

October 29, 2020: Circle 3 – Envisioning
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Look ahead to the future, considering what it will take—collectively and individually—to create a world that is equitable and just for all.


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Impact Circles are made possible in part by LPK and Eric and Jan-Michele Kearney.


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