June/Summer Event Updates

Summer has come! We have noticed that there’s many more activities going on, and lots of people out and about everywhere we go. As we get busier, it’s easy to lose track of WHAT is happening, WHEN, and WHERE! So here is a list to help us all remember!

Street Demonstrations

BIG invites all readers of our blog, newsletter, and interested members of the Bandon community to stand with us during our weekly demonstrations at the intersection of Highways 101 and 42s. Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm and Fridays 2:00-3:00pm continue as our demonstration times. 

Click HERE for more information about demonstrating with BIG.

Peace Circles Meditation Group

Bandon lnclusivity Group invites you to join us in a form of peace activism that we call Peace Circles.

The idea came about when weekly BIG demonstrators on Hwy 101 began to notice a positive change in reactions from drivers passing by – more head nods, more smiles from people who before had been indifferent or negative. Our discussions explored these questions: Is what we’re doing beginning to change the community dynamic? What other outreach might encourage open heartedness and a sense of inclusion in our community?

Weekly Peace Circles are a way to bring together those in our community who aspire to harmony rather than confrontation. Peace Circles include contemplations on the roots of peace and agitation, hearing each other, being together in simple being as a way to join and share in a common vision. 

We are meeting through Zoom every Tuesday at 4:45-5:45 pm. Please email info@bandoninclusivitygroup.com for the Zoom link.
We are currently also meeting in person at the Bandon Library Logan Room.  Their reservation policy only allows us to reserve dates on a week to week basis.

 If you wish to be put on this Peace Circle notification e-list, please email info@bandoninclusivitygroup.com

BIG Book Club

The BIG Book Club is on Summer Break and will resume in September. We will be posting more information later this summer via our newsletter. If you wish to receive email notification of the BIG Book Club schedule, please email us at info@bandoninclusivitygroup.com

Community Connections

The South Coast Equity Coalition is hosting a monthly Zoom meeting for any community members who wish to meet up with others concerned about creating a healthy, diverse and inclusive community. The meetings are held at 5:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month. To join, scan the QR code on the flyer.
Allies of BIPOC Communities (ABC)

The South Coast Equity Coalition provides monthly get-togethers for people of all races to reflect, grow and learn to be more effective advocates. The meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (in Coos County) and the 3rd Tuesday of each month (in Curry County). For more information contact Jamar at equity@unitedwayswo.org

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