A CitListen is a participatory event where attendees are invited to share personal stories in response to questions and prompts posed by experienced facilitators. Sessions allow us to:
Make new connections or deepen existing relationships
Learn from each other’s stories and experiences
Take time for self-reflection
Practice the art of deep listening
Expand our empathy and compassion
Following the methodology of what are traditionally called Racial Healing Circles, CitListen sessions are welcoming spaces grounded on trust and respect.
A typical CitListen will be 90 minutes long with 25 or less participants and 2 or more experienced facilitators. We are happy to work with faculty, staff, student and community groups to design unique sessions, including shorter sessions based on your needs.
Visit our Citadel TRHT Events page for up-to-date information on how to join an upcoming CitListen.
To learn more or to discuss options to collaborate, email Tessa Updike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are participants saying?
“It taught me to stop and listen to those around me.”
“It helped to answer questions I didn’t know I had before listening. Also gave method to be a better listener here and at home.”
“I come from a small town where everyone has the same views and experiences but here there are many different cultures and experiences that I’ve never seen or heard of.”
“It’s an experience that makes you feel listened to and like you can open up without being judged.”
“It is important to allow each individual an opportunity to share stories, and this guided discussion via CitListen provides the creative, personal & confidential space to do so.”
“I loved hearing everyone’s stories. They were so moving and powerful. I didn’t think people would share so deeply.”
“The skills and approach covered here can be integrated into every aspect of my life and personal relationships.”
“I enjoy listening to people, it humanizes them. Y’all do a needed job. Thank you.”