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CIRCLE Cultural Café -- the ‘un-conference’

The CIRCLE Cultural Café is an annual diversity and inclusiveness ‘un-conference’ for community leaders, educators, board members, parents, and students committed to building more inclusive communities to come together to engage in shared learning, listening, and leadership.

The name CIRCLE reflects our commitment to our work. Connecting Inclusive, Responsive Communities Leading Education” is more than just a name. It is a values statement that guides our work as we plan each and every event, speaker, and workshop.

The CIRCLE promotes a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and moves beyond celebrations and awareness by intentionally approaching specific issues that surround inclusiveness in a multifaceted approach by exploring opportunities, knowledge, and skills.



CIRCLE’s 2022 Café: Healing in the Now

October 8th, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (MST)

St. Elizabeth's School 

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This shared experience will bring community members together for an interactive, contemplative, collective gathering. We encourage attendees to listen and learn from national healers, incredible local speakers, and each other. 

You are invited to bring your voice and begin in a shared healing process. 


Attendees can purchase tickets to the CIRCLE Café for $110, with a sliding scale available for BIPOC attendees. Your ticket includes access to: 

  • Morning & Afternoon Speaker Table-Talks; 

  • Mid-Day Intimate Talking-Circles centered around specific themes related to healing; 

  • A shared lunch; 

  • Collective close & celebration



Yuria Celidwen (she/her/ella), Dr. Yuria Celidwen, PhD, a native of Indigenous Nahua and Maya descent who works at the intersection of Indigenous studies, cultural psychology, and contemplative science. Her interdisciplinary work investigates the embodied experience of self-transcendence in world contemplative and Indigenous traditions in the way it enhances prosocial behavior. Grounded in her study of Indigenous contemplative practices across the world, she developed her thesis of the Ethics of Belonging, proposing an earth-based ecology that engenders wellness and purpose through relational ecological awareness. She emphasizes the reclamation, revitalization, and transmission of Indigenous wisdom and the advancement of Indigenous and planetary rights.

See who’s spoken at our past conferences below! 

Past CIRCLE Conferences

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