Muse Talking Circles
Muse Talking Circles are groups of like-hearted community members dedicated to engagement, connection, and awareness-raising while supporting each other as individuals and as a community. You choose the theme of your circle, and we provide guidelines and support. Email to begin your circle today.
“I think talking circles are organically necessary. I think really it is very difficult to be an activist without some mutual support and hard to advance your consciousness without listening to other people’s stories and being able to tell your own story.” ~ Gloria Steinem
Upcoming + Ongoing Circles include:
MUSE Talking Circle: Creative Writing
FEBRUARY // Join the Muse Writing Circle for a free workshop that will explore the fears and habits that are not serving you anymore with gratitude, compassion, and laughter.
You will crack open emotionally exploring Molly’s book. Molly Carroll is a non-fiction writer, artist, educator, and therapist who holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is an expert in her field with over 20 years of experience in education and mental health. Molly wrote and developed the artistic self-help journal Cracking Open, which draws on her own professional and personal experience as a therapist, mother, and daughter, as well as her life in the small community of Bend, Oregon.
Crow’s Feet Commons
Wednesday, February 22
MUSE Talking Circle: Leadership
March //Women face barriers to leadership. Mentorship is a known solution to fast tracking women in navigating barriers. This Circle is for both Women & Teens to join together in mentorship spirit. We will be inspired by panelists and by each other through group conversation about leadership. Whether you want to learn more about leadership, be inspired by a teen, or learn from a retired leader, one thing we know for sure, you will leave with a deeper understanding of navigating leadership.
Wednesday, March 22
MUSE Salons are facilitated panel discussions designed to bring awareness to specific social issues and provide our community with opportunities for interactive dialogue. We partner with local, region, and global organizations to share insights and wisdom from those who are working directly to address issues that affect our lives and our world.
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” Gloria Steinem
State of Violence Against Women with Saving Grace
World Muse and Saving Grace are bringing together experts to discuss the state of violence against women in Oregon. Join us for a panel presentation highlighting the challenges and opportunities for change. Hear the sobering findings from the Women’s Foundation of Oregon’s recently released “Count Her In” report and listen to local women share how they survived domestic violence and created new lives for themselves.
Monday, October 24th
5:30-7:00 pm at The Liberty Theater.
**Circles and Salons are open and free for all to attend.