The Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle project is celebrating its third year of service, offering all men of our community a safe place to explore all that holds meaning. We are delighted to have a new home at the Davis International House, meeting the second Wednesday of each month.
Many men realize that their important talk, their honest talk, their realness, often gets held back, relegated to quiet, unseen or dismissed places. But now, many men are finding great comfort and ease, talking, as they are ready, in the safety of the structured formats of the Talk Circle.
The Community Circle is purposefully designed for men to talk aloud, with no advice, honoring each man’s own life wisdom. Here, men of different generations sit shoulder to shoulder sharing their honesty, knowing it is only in this shared heart-talk that we can move from a young masculinity into a mature masculine model — one of tenderness, wholeness, vitality, creativity and of being relational. These monthly Community Men’s Talk Circles are offered at no cost, for all men ages 18 years and older.
On our third anniversary, we ask, with male teenage suicides rates severely up, with young men dropping out of college at an all-time high, with an epidemic of male depression, and widespread abuse and violence to and by boys and men, why is there no fully functioning White House Council on Boys’ and Mens’ Issues, to address these vexing issues that touch all aspects of our society? We must use our communal wisdom to heal these profound and deep wounds that affect us all.
We ask that emails be sent to the White House supporting a White House Council on Boys’ and Mens’ Issues ,and to act now, the cost of delay is too great!
On behalf of the Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle Committee, we thank you for your ongoing support.
P. Gregory Guss, LCSW; David Hafter, MFT; Kirk Ridgeway; Andy Riffel; Mike Pach; Michael Coleman