A talking circle will be held daily from 11 am to noon. Citizens of Ashland are invited to discuss, explore and contemplate qualities that help create peaceful solutions. Ashland Culture of Peace Commission office, 33 First St. Suite 1, Ashland, OR

Our daily focus includes: Forgiveness, Inclusivity, Accountability, Compassion, Respect, Gratitude, Embracing Change, Love, Empathy, and Peace.

Monday 9/12/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Forgiveness”- Why is forgiveness essential to creating a culture of peace and why is it so hard to do?

Tuesday 9/13/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Inclusivity”- In what ways do I actively include people different from me? Where and why do I not?

Wednesday 9/14/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Accountability”- Do I acknowledge the ways in which my thoughts and actions perpetuate violence? In what ways do I blame others for a lack of peace in the world? In what ways do I live from a sense of accountability?

Thursday 9/15/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Compassion”- Do I open my heart to the pain in the world? What do I do with that pain? In what ways do I shield my heart? At what cost?

Friday 9/16/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Respect”- Do I practice respect for myself, others and the planet? What makes us lose respect for any of the above?

Saturday 9/17/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Gratitude”- Do I appreciate all that I have and experience? Do I have gratitude for what I don’t have? Why is this important in creating a culture of peace?

Sunday 9/18/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Embracing Change”- Do I embrace change or resist it? What’s the cost of not changing?

Monday 9/19/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Love”- Do I bring my heart into daily life? Am I willing to risk emotional pain?

Tuesday 9/20/16

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Empathy”- With what people is it the easiest to empathize? With whom is it hardest? Is empathy ever the wrong response?

Wednesday 9/21/16 - ACPC 1st Year Anniversary & International Peace Day

11am-noon: Talking Circle: ACPC Office. “Peace”- How do we celebrate peace in the world on a regular basis? Where does peace live within each of us?

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