Today I participated in my first Circle for Reconciliation.
It was an emotional and inspirational 1 1/2 hours.
We introduced ourselves and shared why we were there. I chose to participate in a circle as part of my journey to being an anti racist teacher and person.
I was nervous before the circle started because I was worried I would say something silly or offensive and not realize it. I also tend to talk a lot and didn’t want to dominate the conversation.
It turned out that the moderators were gracious and thorough in their introduction to the 10-week commitment we had made, making all of us feel welcome.
It was a great way to end the week and get ready for a new one.
I am looking forward to next week’s circle.
Here’s the Circles for Reconciliation website for any Canadian slicers who might be interested in participating in a circle.
Cross posted to the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Story Challenge.