What we're about

Community Inspired Action (CIA) is a new co-creative vision for community, one that is centered around radical, spirit-based activism. CIA was founded in October 2018 and is a space for those who identify as spiritual-not-religious and who see spirituality as innately connected to social justice and activism. We engage in a spirituality that is Earth-based, arising from authenticity, embodied, and actively raising consciousness on an individual and societal level. We engage in social justice work that defends and lifts up the human rights of all people and protects our sacred Earth.

As a community, we seek to co-create a world of positive change, to embody courage, and to materialize our purpose individually and together. Where we are called to grow, we lean into the discomfort of transformation and growing awareness. We honor our innate wisdom to guide our action. We embrace our wildness to challenge the status quo. We gather together to weep, to yell, to breathe, to ground, to dance, to come alive, to celebrate, to heal, and to inspire authentic hope.

Community gatherings may include talks, readings, spoken word poetry, music, ritual, meditative movement, free form dance, and organized action.

How we create change:
-We speak and write and share in order to change the narrative, knowing that new narratives lead to paradigm shifts​.
-We challenge the status quo by speaking our truth and living our authentic lives.
-We empower the historically marginalized to create our future through their vision. We stand to lift up the voice of people of color, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ, and women.
-We support and inspire each other to take action together with the broader community to build on powerful social justice work already happening. We ignite additional action as needed.
-We hold a space for being, for embracing the unknown, for listening, for uplifting, for loving​.

For more information, visit http://www.communityinspiredaction.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Cultivate CIA

Cultivate Coffee And Tap House

Come hang out with us at Cultivate every 4th Wednesday! In addition to our monthly program at Riverside Arts Center, this a an opportunity for CIA members to gather together in a casual space to connect, socialize, and network. We can also use it as a touch point to keep each other engaged in the work and supported by our community. This is also a great way to make your first connection with CIA if you've been curious about us!

Gather CIA

Riverside Arts Center

Community gatherings may include talks, readings, spoken word poetry, music, ritual, meditative movement, dance, and organized action. ​ Suggested donation: $10 - 30 Payment Options Cash / Check (made out to "Inspired Life Counseling") / Venmo (@L-Tat) NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF PAYMENT ​ ​ What to Expect! This loose agenda will give you an idea of what to expect during our Gather CIA event ​ -Invite: guided opening that involves grounding, breathing, and connecting to the sacred -Inspire: often a musical performance -Huddle: a message or reading by a member of our team or a guest -Connect: dyads for sharing our thoughts and getting to know each other -Movement: unguided portion of free form dance, yoga, writing, and whatever other contemplative enlivening practice you so choose -Share: opportunity to share your writing, poetry, song, or message -Call to Action: keeping each other informed about social justice or climate change needs and actions in our community, sharing about community and spiritual resources -Release: closing circle, ritual involving circle and song.

Cultivate CIA

Cultivate Coffee And Tap House

Come hang out with us at Cultivate every 4th Wednesday! In addition to our monthly program at Riverside Arts Center, this a an opportunity for CIA members to gather together in a casual space to connect, socialize, and network. We can also use it as a touch point to keep each other engaged in the work and supported by our community. This is also a great way to make your first connection with CIA if you've been curious about us!

Gather CIA

Riverside Arts Center

Community gatherings may include talks, readings, spoken word poetry, music, ritual, meditative movement, dance, and organized action. ​ Suggested donation: $10 - 30 Payment Options Cash / Check (made out to "Inspired Life Counseling") / Venmo (@L-Tat) NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF PAYMENT ​ ​ What to Expect! This loose agenda will give you an idea of what to expect during our Gather CIA event ​ -Invite: guided opening that involves grounding, breathing, and connecting to the sacred -Inspire: often a musical performance -Huddle: a message or reading by a member of our team or a guest -Connect: dyads for sharing our thoughts and getting to know each other -Movement: unguided portion of free form dance, yoga, writing, and whatever other contemplative enlivening practice you so choose -Share: opportunity to share your writing, poetry, song, or message -Call to Action: keeping each other informed about social justice or climate change needs and actions in our community, sharing about community and spiritual resources -Release: closing circle, ritual involving circle and song.

Past events (10)

Gather CIA

Riverside Arts Center

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