- Registration Required
The Center for Restorative Practices (housed in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and, the Center for Religious & Spiritual Life (housed in the Office of Student Affairs) welcome you to participate in these facilitated circles centered on the personal impact of the recent violence in Israel and Gaza. All Amherst students, staff, faculty and local alumni are welcome. We will reach out to confirm your spot or to notify you about future circle scheduling if we reach capacity for these dates.
October 30: A Restorative Circle for those feeling grief and pain for all humans in this conflict, who want a space - not to convince or dissuade - but to communally grieve, mourn, and bear witness to each other’s humanity. 4 - 5:30pm. Maximum: 15 people. See registration link for location.
November 1: A Restorative Circle for those feeling grief and pain over the loss of Palestinian lives, including pain over the current Israeli actions in Gaza and the longstanding Israeli military occupation of Palestine. 4 - 5:30pm. Maximum: 15 people. See registration link for location.
November 1: A Restorative Circle for those feeling grief and pain over the loss of Israeli lives from the recent Hamas attack, the longstanding loss of civilian life in Israel and the accumulated impact of antisemitism worldwide. 4 - 5:30pm. Maximum: 15 people. See registration link for location.
Our intention in offering these different spaces is not to further divide people, but to respond to where people are at in this painful moment by offering separate spaces that might afford a degree of psychological safety that supports vulnerability, authenticity, and grieving.
Future Restorative Circles are being planned and will be announced soon.