Tables are natural gathering places that bring us face to face into dialogue.
Nearly every day, Advoz brings youth and adults around tables to make transformative dialogue happen in our community and to help youth and adults add their voice and build tomorrow’s peaceable world.
Join us for Advoz’s 2018 signature benefit event, Around the Table, an evening of learning, connecting and empowering our community’s restorative and reconciling potential. Treat yourself and your guests to a plated dinner at the Eden Resort, a fun live and silent auction and stories about Advoz’s work on the theme:
“Walking the Talk”
This year’s “keynote conversation” features Janet Connors, a woman who has walked the talk and now encourages others in courageous dialogue. Her story of transforming dialogue started with a knock on the door. Her 19-year-old son had been stabbed to death. Her journey with that tragedy brought a change to Massachusetts policy—and her personal mission—to offer restorative dialogue to those surviving harm and violence. She later met with two of the young men who killed her son, the subject of a documentary film Circle Up, released in October 2017. Janet now leads restorative processes in schools, health care, correctional and community settings.
The event includes a reception with silent auction, seated dinner and program featuring Janet Connors and local peacemakers ‘walking the talk.’
Over 38 years, thousands in the greater Lancaster community have experienced the power of dialogue in conflict resolution and restorative justice through Advoz and its parent organizations. From youth crime to families torn in conflict to cultural divisions, facilitated dialogue has provided hope, resolution and healing for young and old. You can join Advoz as a leader and sponsor to continue and expand this community-building work through the Around the Table event and its preceding screening of Circle Up.
Made possible with this circle of support
and more to come:
Dialogue Dinner Sponsor
Community Reception Sponsors
Restorative Auction Sponsors
Advocate Event Sponsors
Patron Event Sponsors