Millionth Circle

PAST EVENTS - 2003

Millionth Circle Calendar

The 2003 calendar focused on connecting women to Mother Earth. All art was donated.

January 15, 2003 Munich, Germany

Second meeting of the Millionth Circle.

January 23 to 28, 2003 Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Milionésimo Círculo workshop within the the World Social Forum. With Stephanie Hiller and May East.

The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where groups and movements of civil society opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, but engaged in building a planetary society centred on the human person, come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action. The WSF proposed to debate alternative means to building a globalization in solidarity, which respects universal human rights and those of all men and women of all nations and the environment, and is grounded in democratic international systems and institutions at the service of social justice, equality and the sovereignty of peoples.

The two first editions of the World Social Forum were held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on the same dates as the World Economic Forum was meeting in Davos. By proposing to strengthen an international coalition of the widest range of social movements and organizations, on the principle of respect for differences, autonomy of ideas and forms of endeavour, the WSF ceased to be a single locus of convergence for the struggle against neo-liberal globalization and sought to become a world process.

January 30, 2003 Porto Alegre, Brazil World Social Forum

The WSF is primarily dedicated to restructuring the global economy so that it serves people instead of using people and resources to serve the desires of a rich elite currently controlling governments for its own purposes. It brings together leaders and members of grassroots organizations, not to debate or to present a unified document such as is the usual process in UN conventions, but to exchange ideas.

January 31 - February 2, 2003 Walnut Creek, CA

Women of Vision and Action (WOVA) Retreat: Sourcing Magnificence - Renewing the Feminine Within in Walnut Creek, CA at the Embassy Suites. Keynote on Friday evening 7:30-8:30 PM. by Jean Bolen, MD: Goddess Archetypes and Sacred Circles: Becoming Ourselves, Changing Our World.

February 1-2, 2003 Picada Cafe, RS, Brazil O Milionésimo Círculo

A arte milenar de se liderar e participar em circulos with May East.

February 22-23, 2003 Costa Rica

A gathering of local women in Costa Rica. Please contact Janine@racsa.co.cr for the names of the three women who are putting this small gathering together.

February 22-23, 2003 Serra da Bocaina, RJ, Brasil

O Milionésimo Círculo A arte milenar de se liderar e participar em circulos with May East. Contact

March 1-4, 2003 Nazare Paulista, SP, Brasil

O Milionésimo Círculo A arte milenar de se liderar e participar em circulos with May East.

March 21-23, 2003, Oakland, CA

Conveners met in circle at the home of Joan Kenley

March 29-30, 2003 Joao Pesooa, Paraiba, Brasil

O Milionésimo Círculo A arte milenar de se liderar e participar em circulos with May East.

March 29, 2003 San Francisco, CA.

Women's Lives: Women's Wisdom. All-day program at UC Berkeley Extension Center Arts, Letters & Science 55 Laguna St. San Francisco, CA. Lecture by Jean Bolen, MD Goddess Archetypes and Women's Circles: The Millionth Circle

April 4-6, 2003 Saugerties, New York

Weekend Retreat - Wellsprings of the Soul: Archetypal and Sacred Sources of Meaning and Healing Friday, April 4 Lecture: The Millionth Circle: The Spiritual Power of Women's Circles. Saturday & Sunday Workshops

April 24-27, 2003 Seattle, WA

The Spirit of Circle, an experiential workshop designed to guide participants through the feeling, sensing, and knowing of what it is like to be in, create and facilitate an intentional "circle" experience. Guided by passionate practitioners of "circle", Ronita Johnson and Mary Corrigan.

April 25-26, 2003 Duncan, BC

Women and Wisdom Conference. The Millionth Circle Initiative Friday evening, all day Saturday, half-day Sunday Quwutsun Cultural and Conference Centre Cowichan Campus Malaspina University-College

October 4-11, 2003 Findhorn, Scotland

The Findhorn Foundation in association with the Millionth Circle Initiative presents The Millionth Circle Gathering and Facilitators' Training for Women with Peggy Sebera, May East and the Millionth Circle Initiative Core Group Facilitators. This workshop is coordinated by May East, in cooperation with Peggy Sebera of the Renaissance Consulting Group USA, and the Millionth Circle Initiative Core Group Facilitators.

October 15 , 2003 The World Fund for the Dignity of Children

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse Walk Your Talk Initiatives and Circles of Compassion

October 16-20 Geneva, Switzerland

First Annual International Training Workshop: Creating 'Circles of Compassion.' The first circle training is a partnership project with the Millionth Circle, the Findhorn Foundation and 'Vivre Autrement' and is acting as a catalyst for individuals and groups to replicate Circles of Compassion within their own communities, shifting from global horror to local compassionate hope.

October 17-19, 2003 Geneva, Switzerland

The Women's World Summit Foundation WWSF invites you to a Tri-Partite Circle Gathering and Facilitators Training with Elly Pradervand of WWSF, May East of Findhorn, and the Millionth Circle Initiative Facilitators. This 3-day training will deepen the concept of women's circles as a process which encourages connection and cooperation among their members, inspires compassionate solutions to individual, community and world problems, and supports each member to find her own voice and live more courageously. This workshop will be a circle gathering and training workshop. Participants will learn methods to use and share with others, such as facilitating circles, rotation of leadership, leaderless circles, the use of silence, ritual, pacing, conversation, dialogue, and other aspects of the ageless art of maintaining or facilitating circles.

October 17-19, 2003 San Francisco, CA

Inaugural Gather the Women Congress
The Millionth Circle joined in partnership with Women of Vision and Action (WOVA), sponsor of the event, and a dozen other women's organizations to create a unique international gathering of women at the Radission Miyako Hotel in San Francisco. 300 women came together with the goal of utilizing their diverse skills, vast experience, and innate wisdom to create concrete solutions that will move us closer to a world that works for us all.

October 20, 2003 Millionth Circle Conveners

Met with European and Canadian women at the home of Joan Kenley in Oakland, CA following the Gather the Women Congress. They sat in circle together and laid plans for 5wwc and working together across borders and ponds.

October 25-26, 2003 Barcelona, Spain

Transforming Conflict In Groups A workshop sponsored by New Perceptions Of Barcelona Peggy Sebera, M.S. facilitator (U.S.) Paula Crabtree, Facilitator (Spain) Workshop in Spanish (translation from English)

October 26 Duncan, CA

Women Gathering in the Yurt Grassroots-level meeting with others who want to be part of the Millionth Circle movement through starting new circles, seeding the idea, or linking circles, and circle leaders. We desire to create something real by collecting, connecting and collaborating our gifts and resources. Since our first meeting in July, the Millionth Circle-Canada has been created, the Core Circle established and a Topica list server is in place for local and global connection. Feedback from the San Francisco women's congress, Weaving a World That Works, will be shared. Circle participants are asked to begin creating a resource list for local connections. This is a spirit-centered Circle and we honour each person's wisdom and gift.

October 28, 2003 Fairfield, CT

Women's Perspective An Evening with Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Women and Exceptional Men Location: St. Paul's Church 161 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT

November 7 - 9, 2003 Seattle, WA

Women of Wisdom (WOW) Women's Wisdom: Inner Development and Social Transformation Public Lecture: Friday, Nov 7 Crones Don't Whine: Concentrated Wisdom for Women and Exceptional Men

Workshop: Saturday, Nov 8 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Goddesses of the Three Phases: Archetypal Sources of Wisdom and Meaning

The Millionth Circle Seattle Gathering Sunday, Nov 9 1:00 to 4:00 PM Co-sponsored by the Millionth Circle Initiative and the Women of Wisdom Foundation and coordinated by Katherine Collis.

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