FCF Joins One Billions Rising along with other Community Organizations
On February 15, Full Circles Foundation joined Cirque de Vol for an event celebrating One Billion Rising, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Seventy-five people came together to enjoy a parade/march in downtown Raleigh, speakers and performers, and a local market and non-profit fair. Part of the donations received throughout the day went to support the 2013 Raleigh Strong Camp! One Billion Rising organizer, Grayson Gant, reports that “on the day of and during the event, people were smiling at us, running through the hills of downtown to join us in our march, stomping their feet and honking their horns at us as we marched by. It was beautiful to see Raleigh come alive and I was proud to see they welcomed our approach to sharing love, joy, and our vision for a beautiful and healthy world!” Grayson says she was particularly touched by “two women who had three children with them who joined our march – one lady asked us what we were marching for and I told her – she proceeded to tell me that last month her ex had severely beaten her and broken her nose in several places- we both teared up and we hugged and I told her I was happy she was with us today- they stayed with us for the rest of the march and for the public speaking events that followed on the lawn. It felt very healing, empowering and intense.”
**Many thanks to Cirque de Vol for including FCF Raleigh in this amazing day of empowerment.**
Partnership Highlight: Center for Human – Earth Restoration (CHER) and FCF Unite!
We are excited to announce a partnership with environmental education non-profit, the Center for Human-Earth Restoration (CHER). In 2010, Randy Senzig and Ross Andrews co-founded CHER. As experienced and passionate environmental educators, they recognized the a great human need for ways to reconnect with nature and renew our inner spirits. CHER provides children and adults programs to enhance their relationship with the natural world through eco-restoration, nature journaling workshops, camps, seminars, and school programs. All programs are based on the works of Thomas Berry, noted eco-theologian, and Aldo Leopold, well-known conservationist.
We will be spending time this summer with Randy and Ross at Blue Jay Point and Umstead Park. Programming will focus on team building, the girls’ relationship to the natural world, and influential female environmentalists from across the world and throughout history.
For more information on CHER please visit: http://www.centerforhuman-earthrestoration.com
Downtown Raleigh’s First Fridays has resumed for the Spring:
Spring is here and so are First Fridays! For the past two years FCF has participated at all First Friday events. First Friday is a free self-guided tour of Raleigh downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late on the first Friday of every month and welcomes thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. This past March. April, and May Full Circles Foundation participated during First Friday. FCF sold hula hoops, body lotion and accepted donations throughout the night. Keep an eye open for future First Friday events and dates!
We hope to see everyone during the Spring and Summer First Fridays!
First Friday dates: April 5th – 7pm-11pm *** May 3rd – 7pm-11pm *** June 7th – 7pm-11pm