What Seven years ago, on March 22, 2016, the attacks in Zaventem and Maalbeek affected everyone in our country. It was a tragic event that left us with an ongoing clear choice: Do we answer hate with more hate and fear or do we resolutely choose connection and kindness?
We invite you at the 22-03 gathering at the Brouckèreplein in Brussels. Besides the silent moving circle of A CIRCLE A DAY outside at the square, there will be a circle ritual accompanied by ‘We have the choice’ inside the large tent between 3pm and 4:30pm.
Everybody is welcome to join this circle in order to ‘remember and reconnect’. People passing by, victims, relatives, fellow citizens, first responders, young and old …
We will have time to listen to each other and share our experience of what we consider to be today’s challenges and hopegivers in our personal lives and in society. We want to explore how we can choose to continue to see what connects us rather than what pulls us into polarization, alienation or conflict. The circle will be guided by experienced facilitators in Dutch, French and English. Everyone can speak their own language. Silence is also welcome.
THE 22-03 GATHERING is an initiative of artist Alexandra Jacquet, initiator of A CIRCLE A DAY, and ‘We have the choice’ vzw/asbl, an organization that was founded in response to the attacks in Brussels in 2016, initiated by Kristin Verellen who lost her partner in the event. ‘We have the choice’ has been facilitating connecting circle rituals for human connection that mark important transitional moments for more than 6 years. Partners of THE 22-03 GATHERING are V-Europe and Hummus.