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Personal & Social Transformation (East Bay)

  • Anders & Michelle's Home 395 Adams Street Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)

This Month's Topic: Gentrification 

Hosted by: Anders & Michelle Peterson

Meditation by: Tayo Ogundiya

Facilitated by: Christine Harder & Michelle Peterson 

Prep for this month's topic: Resources will be shared at the gathering

Food & Drink: Light Snacks & Alcoholic/NonAlcoholic Drinks Provided 

Cost: You can donate in advance or at the event. A suggested donation to Middle Circle of $5-20 helps cover the costs of providing food and drinks, however, no one is turned away for lack of funds. 


What is Personal & Social Transformation Night?
Middle Circle's Personal & Social Transformation night creates a place for friends or strangers to help one another become stronger, more creative, more socially engaged thinkers and doers about social issues today.

How do we Gather?
Each gathering is hosted and facilitated by members of the group. The group decides on the topic and picks one or two people to provide introductory info about the topic with the group ahead of our meeting time (e.g. article, podcast, blog, wiki post, etc.). The group then gathers together for drinks and conversation around the topic guided by some foundational rules (e.g. we only speak for ourselves, we practice using 'I' statements, we commit to trying to be open-minded with the purpose of growing and expanding our own perspectives, we practice providing a safe and brave space where we can share our own values and beliefs and be open to being changed by the values and beliefs of others).

What do I need to bring?
The hosts provide some snacks and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring a $5-20 donation for Middle Circle's food kitty. You can donate in advance through Eventbrite at the time you RSVP or by cash, Venmo (@middlecircle), PayPal ( or credit card at the event. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 

For more information contact

Middle Circle

Earlier Event: May 2
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Later Event: May 9
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