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April 24, 2013

‘River Country Resilience Circle’ forming in Three Rivers

The first of two introductory sessions for the ‘River Country Resilience Circle’ is slated for Saturday (April 27) in Three Rivers.

Resilience Circles are small groups where people come together to increase their personal security through learning, mutual aid, social action, and community support.

Matthew Mosher is organizing the ‘River Country Resilience Circle’, part of a growing movement in the United States. The first of two ‘introductory sessions’ in Three Rivers is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Matthew Mosher is coordinating efforts to form such a circle in the Three Rivers area.  He shared information about the movement and the upcoming sessions through a display at the 5th annual Rivers of Justice Film Festival last weekend at the Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers.  During an interview with the River Country Journal at the festival, Mosher noted that there are three ‘core values’ associated with Resilience Circles:  Mutual Aid, Learning and Social Action.  (Matthew Mosher audio clip – 1:32)

As indicated earlier, the first introductory session will be held on Saturday – from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  The second session is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Both will take place at Grassroots Solutions at 57239 North Main Street, # 4 in Three Rivers.  The location is in the same building with State Farm Insurance and Farm Bureau Insurance.  The Grassroots Solutions entrance is in the rear of the building.

This display at the Rivers of Justice Film Festival at the Riviera Theatre provided information about ‘Resilience Circles’ and efforts to organize the ‘River Country Resilience Circle’ in Three Rivers. (Click on photo to enlarge)

Mosher extends an invitation to “Come find out how you can become part of a growing movement.”

To learn more via the Internet, go to http://localcircles.org.  To contact Mosher, call (269) 858-3699 or e-mail rivercountryresiliencecircle@gmail.com.

For additional insights about the River Country Resilience Circle and the upcoming introductory sessions, click on the following link to hear the interview with Matt Mosher, recorded by Bruce Snook of the River Country JournalMatthew Mosher interview (5:41 – 5.20 MB).






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