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Posted December 13, 2010 in Event Archive

December 16, 2010:  The Jamaica Plain Forum Invites You To:

Resilience Circles:  Building Resilient Communities

Thursday, December 16, 7 PM
Nate Smith House
155 Lamartine Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

How do we prepare for economic and ecological change?  In response to our insecure times, congregations and communities are forming “Resilience Circles” to build resilience and strengthen community ties.  This J.P. Forum will be an overview of how the clubs work – and an opportunity to join or help start one in your community.

Resilience Circles are small groups where individuals find connection, the information they need, and avenues to a new kind of security based on mutual aid and support.  Sometimes called “Resilience Circles” or “Economic Security Support Groups,” clubs meet for six initial sessions to learn, support each other, and take action in order to create a new economy that serves everyone in harmony with the planet.

Join us for an interactive evening about the Resilience Circles.  Through presentations, discussions and activities we will learn about the current economic and ecological moment, realize that we are all in it together, and look at ways to take action as a community.

About the JP Forum:

The Jamaica Plain Forum is a venue for timely community-based conversations on the great issues shaping our neighborhood and our planet.

A program of the The First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, the Jamaica Plain Forum is a free, public series of discussions, lectures, workshops, films, and events addressing current topics of interest to the Jamaica Plain community.

The JP Forum is directed by First Church member Chuck Collins and coordinated by Liz Wambui. The Institute for Policy Studies, where Collins is a senior scholar, provides some support and coordination for the Forum.

Speakers include people from the Jamaica Plain community who are involved in dynamic and stimulating work near and far, as well as regional and national authors, activists, artists and thinkers.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Jamaica Plain Forum. All activities follow the principles of tolerance, respectfulness and inclusiveness.

Although no fee is required for attendance, donations contribute to building-use fees and JP Forum expenses.  We always have a collection open for donated non-perishable food for First Church‘s Food Pantry.

All Jamaica Plain Forum activities are wheelchair accessible.