Our Southern Oregon community is navigating through an extraordinarily challenging time. Pain and up-heaval from the ﬁres, COVID-19, racial injustice, and the upcoming election are weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of our educators ,who in the midst of all of these trials, are giving everything they can to support students and their families. And while there are deep ripples of heartbreak, loss, and grief, we are also witnessing the resiliency, generosity, and capacity of our community to overcome and come together. As we ﬁnd our way through these complex times, we are reminded of the power of relation-ship and the necessity of community.
SOESD and Resolve invite you to participate in a series of online care and connection circles created to give educators a facilitated space to check in, share stories, listen, be present, and build a community of support during this time. While participants are encouraged to sign up for either the Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon series to promote deeper connections and sharing, you are welcome to join any session that ﬁts your interests, needs, and schedule.
Circle Dates and Discussion Focus:
- Week one (10/6 & 10/8): Grief and Gratitude
- Week two (10/13 & 10/15): Adversity and Resilience
- Week three (10/20 & 10/22): Challenge and Adaptation
- Week four (10/27 & 10/29): Compassion for Self and Others
Register through PDNetworks. (Search by using keyword, “care.”)
“Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending that we are individuals that can go it alone.”
~ Margaret Wheatley