It's been six months since we handed Point Reyes Books over to Stephen and Molly and we are thrilled with how the bookstore is flourishing and also how we are moving through our own powerful transition. There is a new sense of freedom, stillness, and gratitude.
Black Mountain Circle continues to be the primary focus of our public life. The organization is growing and moving forward. At a recent Black Mountain Circle board retreat we revisited our mission and vision for the future, which we look forward to sharing with you this fall. We have added two strong, new members to our Board: Alison Wright and James Stark. The graphic above captures many of the words that the board sees as being at the core of Black Mountain Circle and how it can serve the world.
These past six months have also been most challenging for most of us as we have watched what has been unfolding in Washington and its impacts on health care, our environment, and human and civil rights. The Black Mountain Circle Board and staff strongly feel we can play an active role in response to this new reality. We are now designing a Hope and Resilience Program that will support and nourish Bay Area activists, those in community service, and the public at large, centered around personal and collective storytelling, nature experiences, and author talks.
We strongly believe that it is a critical time to reflect on our interdependence and how each of us needs to be a source of hope and resilience to each other during these challenging times. How might Black Mountain Circle's Hope and Resilience program serve you and your community?
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson