The sharing group
The sharing group “Cerchio degli Uomini” meets every week starting from experiences and emotional livings of the presents.
The subjects generally deal with the “male”: fathers, paternity, sons; relations with women, wives, partners, lovers, daugthers; the values, job and social fields, the power and how to handle it; assertiveness, aggressiveness, abuse, violence, authoritarianism and authoritativeness; relationship among men, friendship, competition, confidence, support, our fears and frailty; gaiety, light-heartedness, laugh, joy, passions....
What we do is much practice, less theory... We laugh, smile. Sometimes we suffer. In conclusion we communicate: energy runs, synergy starts leading to the growth of everyone and of the group.
We have some rules: speaking in person – trying to espress feelings and emotions – if rage exists, let express it if possible in an assertive way- trying to avoid intellectualisms – short moments of silence – discretion on what is said (important)
We meet any Wednesday night, generally eight or twelve of us, at someone of us home
The Second Sharing Group
Every two weeks, the first and third Thursday of every month , a second sharing group meets. It’s a group still “ open”, so those interested to be present may join us the first Thursday of each month just to “see” what’s going on.
Monthly meeting “open”
We have settled a monthly meeting, open to all the men, with the same characteristics of the sharing group
This meeting is going to be held in Turin, via Cecchi 17 – Cecchi Point- the first Thursday of each month. ( if not holiday )
The meeting program is published on La Stampa TO 7
Fathers meet fathers
We started some groups of men off on the themes “beeing fathers”. We are planning to encourage the birth of other similar groups.
Meetings with women
The meetings with women have been, and will be, basic moments in our research paths, above all to discover a new way to refer to and to interact with the other sex getting a changment really based on a true “interchange” no more corrupted by power and abuse.
We firmly believe in the true richness that can start from persons really free and conscious, either for what relationship” man – woman” is concerned or any other relationship.
We started to meet young people beetwen 17 and 25 years of age through moments of play, culture and sharing
Cooperations with the Associations.
We have cooperated with other associations: “La Cicogna”, “Maschile Plurale”, “Uomini in Cammino”, “Agape” and we are getting in touch with some more to identify similar paths
We have staged a show , half-seriously half-jokingly, whose title is “ Con-divisione”: seven years of sharing among men in a 50 minutes theatre performance.
We organize parties because we like it.