Cheryl Niemo, member of the Tree of Life UU Congregation would like to share with UUCE the word about a special training from Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois. Cheryl writes the training is geared toward creating Solidarity Circles for people who are newly released. We welcome anyone who would like to learn more. We would like to see an increase in support towards a more positive reentry process. You are welcomed to participate on Tree of Life Church’s team and/or develop your own.
Hope to see you! With gratitude, Cheryl
Virtual Solidarity Circle Member Training Registration
Sun. March 7, 2021
A Solidarity Circle is a group of individuals who come together to journey with someone who has been released from prison or jail. The group consists of a Circle Leader and several Circle Members (ideally 6-8) who meet regularly to listen and to assist the Circle Leader in finding ways to meet both immediate and long term needs, and to achieve independence. The Concentrated Training session is a meeting with all of the Circle Members before the first meeting of the Solidarity Circle with the Circle Leader. This includes training about the logistics of the Circle meetings, Circle Leader boundaries, and identifying points of privilege when engaged with someone with a social location different from the Circle Member’s social location.
You will receive a Zoom link when we confirm your registration by email.