Talking Circles

At YOUR LIFE YOUR STORY EVENTS the opportunity to SHARE OUR STORIES, to listen to each other and learn from each other isTalking-Circle-Instagram-Post an important feature of what we do. With the help of Artifacts we explored the concept of talking circles and created our own talking sticks at YOUR LIFE YOUR STORY 2019.

The TRADITIONAL TALKING CIRCLE is a very old way of bringing NATIVE PEOPLE of all ages together in a quiet, respectful manner for the purposes of TEACHING, LISTENING, LEARNING and SHARING. The value of coming together in this way was summed up in the feedback from the group “it is good to be with people who just get it”….

Sadly we were not able to come together as planned at YOUR LIFE YOUR STORY 2020 but  again with the help of Artifacts we braved technology and came together for our YOUR LIFE YOUR STORY Christmas event ‘The Gift of Experience – The Truth Unwrapped” on Zoom.

It is difficult to believe that just a few weeks later at the beginning of 2021 we sadly lost our beloved brother Yusuf and our tribute event in his memory will also be held on zoom on 18 March 2021 during world social work week. Tickets for the event UMBUTU are available at Eventbrite.

With all of this in mind and uncertainty about whether YOUR LIFE YOUR STORY EVENT will be able to go ahead as planned this year we thought the opportunity to meet online in a ‘Talking Circle’ would be an appropriate way of keeping our community connected and extending it to others. These will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday monthly beginning on 8th April 2021.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact amanda@ylys.org for more information

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