3rd Annual Compassionate Fox Cities Symposium
This year the Compassionate Fox Cities Symposium theme is “Food for the Heart of Community.” It’s about what we consume in media, in human interactions, in our culture and in food. For us, a steady diet of compassion in our community supports the heart of community for a strong culture and a culture on which to thrive personally and collectively.
Join us October 15th for networking over heavy appetizers beginning at 4:00 pm at the Neenah Public Library. You can register below, or visit the registration page here.
Our keynote address will be given by Erin Buenzli, Director of the Wellness Center at Lawrence University. Erin brings new tools and strategies to the Lawrence community which are designed to help students, faculty and staff live well and healthy.
The Symposium will feature two representatives of Miron Construction who will receive the first Compassionate Fox Cities Season of Compassion Community Award. Learn why Miron was selected and hear about what is happening in that organization which cultivates a culture of compassion.
A brand new Compassion Café will also be demonstrated. The Compassion Café brings participants together in small group dialogue, not to strategize, plan or prioritize, but rather to carefully and kindly, listen to each other’s stories in response to specific compassion prompts. We will build this Café experience on a Circle of Trust foundation. Circle of Trust comes from Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal and will be shared by Dr. Albert Bell.
Proceeds from the event will be used in outreach and programming with Conversations About Compassion, Compassion Cafés, the International Day of Happiness on March 20, PEACE Camp, and other community compassion development opportunities.