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Community building

BRATTLEBORO Community Conversations on Compassion : Program: "Compassion and Healing" with Agnes Mikijaniec, Carolyn Taylor-Olson and Robert Tortolani; Moderator: Jim Levinson. This Compassionate Brattleboro Committee spring series is designed to highlight compassion issues in our town, responses to date, priority needs to be addressed. Our town voted overwhelmingly in 2017 to join the Charter for Compassion (70 cities/towns worldwide), organized by Karen Armstrong with input from the Dalai Lama. A "Compassionate Brattleboro" Committee of Selectboard members and reps of activist organizations was established and has been pursuing multiple initiatives including monthly compassion stories in local papers, a sister communities initiative, an upcoming Bridge4Unity project allowing individuals with differing perspectives to practice "active listening." Programs are designed to be interactive with community members and hope to attract persons from a broad array of backgrounds. Special attention given to: our understandings of compassion, ways in which compassion is practiced in particular organizations and programs, assistance, and resources needed. 6:30 p.m. on the ground floor. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Jim Levinson: 802-254-2652, james.levinson@gmail.com, www.brookslibraryvt.org.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. 8 a.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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