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May 1, 2018 @ 18:30 - 22:00 AEST
An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, happening 8 times
Community FORUM is a monthly space to connect and explore the possibilities of what it means to be human; alone and together.
Through the inspiration of community members and with support from The Art of Relating and Second Story Studios, Community Forum will be a monthly social experiment where humans can gather, explore, speak, express freely and be heard.
Each month (on the first Tuesday) we will begin with 20-30mins of interactive stimulus as a catalyst for the Forum (more information on the ZEGG Forum process in details below).
Stimulus may be a panel Q&A, video clip, poetry, presentation etc. along with discussion.
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6:30pm – 1st Arrival*, grab a cuppa, chat, connect
6:50pm – Stimulus
7:20pm – Break & 2nd Arrival*
7:30pm – Forum (including 10min break)
9:30pm – Harvest & monthly intention
10pm – Close
*There will be two arrival times.
1st between 6:30 & 6:50pm when doors will close for the Stimulus
2nd at the break between 7:20 & 7:30pm when doors will be locked for the evening.
All attendees MUST commit the the Agreements as listed in the details below PRIOR to attending.
When you book your ticket you will be asked to commit to the agreements.
If you are choosing to pay cash on the door we ask that you e-mail with a commitment to the agreements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a last minute decision maker you can sign the agreement at the door. Please allow enough time to do this before doors closing time.
“Each story/feeling/expression that I shared, allowed a greater sense of space and understanding within myself and I recognised that bearing witness to the expressions of others did the same. I felt they were releasing stuff in me that I did not even know was there. I felt freer through the free expression of others. I believe this is the power of collective sharing in honouring spaces.” Ange
We invite you to come along and experience community – bring whatever is in your heart and/or on your mind.
FULL DETAILS AND AGREEMENTS BELOW
WHO ARE WE:
We are a collective of community members, facilitators, space holders and venue managers who believe in the wisdom, power and healing that occurs when we gather and exchange together.
We recognise that for a community to form and grow, we need ongoing spaces for deep sharing about topics that affect us all, both personally and collectively.
We invite you to reflect on how you want your community to look so you can feel safe, welcome, at home and free to explore? This will be an ongoing inquiry along with space for socialising, sharing and practical action steps over the course of the night.
Many people these days recognise the need for more community connection. Through these gatherings, we aim to encourage the forging of bonds and support networks through sharing our voices and our ideas and through listening… deeply.
“I’m so glad this is being offered again. It helped me navigate through a lot of challenging times and to feel connected again. I’m so grateful for Stacia and Gero’s commitment to community building. This kind of deep connection is for me what life is all about and I’m so freaking excited about making it an ongoing thing! ” Ange
Angela Hart and/or Jordhana Clark & the generous folk at Second Story Studios.
Stacia and Gero of The Art of Relating will utilise the ZEGG-Forum group process that provides a safe space for community connection.
If you wish to learn more about Stacia and Gero as space holders please visit their website at www.theartofrelating.com.au
Learn more about this tool that supports open, transparent and authentic group communication:
The ticket prices are aimed to make the event financially sustainable while at the same time keeping it accessible for anyone who wishes to get involved. Please use your discernment.
$22 – full price
$11 – concession, student or otherwise in need
$0 – if you can’t afford the concession price and would otherwise not attend the event.
By attending this event I agree that:
1) This is a space for sharing both vulnerably and powerfully. Full expression is welcome.
2) I will not intentionally cause harm to myself, anyone or anything
3) This is not a space for group or individual therapy
4) A time limit will be given to each offering
5) This is not a space for naming and shaming
6) This is a space for sharing what is present right NOW. Not for getting stuck in old stories.
7) This is a space for sharing and listening. No gossip or spreading rumours
8) This is not a place for interrupting others or giving unsolicited advice
9) I am aware that the doors will be closed between 6:50pm & 7:20pm for the Stimulus introduction. And that the doors will be locked at 7:30pm to create a clear and safe container for Forum. No entry will be granted after this time and if I am late I forfeit my place.
Feel free to ask any questions on the facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1822885214388306/ or send a PM to @Gero von Aderkas or @Stacia Karina Beazley
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