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May community healing circles continue to support health and wellness

Residents are invited to attend a series of virtual healing circles to address the hurt and trauma caused by the killing of George Floyd last summer and civil unrest that followed, the recent trial and verdict, and the killing of Daunte Wright in April. 

These circles are led by experienced individual healers who are embedded in the community and use their lived experiences, expertise and training to facilitate a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for participants to express themselves.

These healing circles, organized in partnership with the City of Saint Paul, are at the center of the county’s trial response plan and one of the ways we support the health and wellbeing of our community during these difficult times. We cannot understate the impact the trials in Minneapolis and the events surrounding them may have on the well-being of our communities – particularly our communities of color.

Conversations will not be recorded, and attendees do not need to share any personal data to participate.

Virtual healing circle schedule

Circles will be held on May 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 4-5:30 p.m.

View event schedule and Zoom links


If you have questions about the healing circles, please contact the facilitation team.


  • Yolonde Adams-Lee (May 18):
    Specializes in conducting healing circles for both mental health as well as chemical dependency clients and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW).
  • Nancy Avila (May 25):
    Specializes in Energy Work, Sacred Listening, songs, ceremony and sacred medicine. Certified minister and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:25 p.m.