Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15, 2022

Location: Augusta, Macartan St. & Layfayette Center

CompassionCon Augusta is a part of the Springtime 3-day, multi-city event throughout Georgia, centering on the viral nature of compassion when our communities prioritize our common humanity and interdependence. This interactive festival-like conference will uplift the positive impact compassion has on our social and community contexts of holistic health and wellness with a spotlight on Mental Health. CompassionCon will develop awareness, education, and action around compassion for self, others, and the Earth. The goal is to help people realize that we must care for each other and build communities around a culture of care that supports everyone’s wellbeing. CompassionCon is an opportunity to celebrate our interconnectedness while we build healthier communities together. The festival will include music and art, wellness activities, food trucks, blood pressure testing, HIV testing, Covid vaccines, as well as the distribution of diapers and  hygiene products.

We are Rooted In Compassion

CompassionCon 2022 - Augusta

Day 1 - Friday

Compassion for self
  • On your own - We invite you to honor your entire personhood by practicing self-compassion. We will have partner-hosted events throughout the city and online. Care for your mind through an awareness meditation. Listen to your body through an online yoga class or through a walk or bicycle stroll around downtown Augusta.

Day 2 - Saturday

Compassion for each other
  • With Us -We will come together for a fun “block party” style outdoor festival in downtown Augusta. There will be activities throughout the day which integrate the eight dimensions of wellness with a spotlight on Mental Health and Physical Activity. We will have partner booths, food trucks, health and wellness checks, depression screenings, HIV testing, covid vaccines, activities for children, story-telling time, and much much more. This is a time for you to connect with organizations that center compassion in their work and with like-minded people who want more kindness in the world. This is how we build our interconnectedness as a community and amplify the voice of compassion throughout the city.

Day 3 - Sunday

Compassion for the earth
  • On your own - We will show our compassion for the earth by connecting with nature. We encourage community members to visit parks and locations around the Central Savannah River Area such as the Augusta Commons, Phinizy Swamp, Pendleton King Park, Savannah Rapids, and Lake Olmstead. You can also plant a tree, volunteer with an organization, or visit a local nursery you have not visited before. We invite you to share your experience with us on social media.

Compassionate Atlanta is a grassroots community-building non-profit which seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action throughout the Greater Atlanta area.

 We do this by teaching and encouraging people of every persuasion and walk of life to channel their concern for the wellbeing of others into tangible action. The goal is to build healthier, more connected, abundant, and thriving communities.

We advance and shift the local and global culture by centering compassion with everyone we connect with and everything that we do.

CompassionCon will give us the opportunity to experience compassion for self, for each other for the earth. 

Join us and spread the word. 

Become A Sponsor

We invite you to invest in compassion by sponsoring this community-wide event to celebrate all aspects of compassion, as we build a thriving, healthy city. We build through education, collaboration and civic engagement.

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More About Us

At Filling in the GAPS, in pursuit of our mission, we strive to:

We envision a community where all people regardless of race, disability, gender, age, economic status, religion, or sexual orientation have access to appropriate resources to help them achieve their full potential. We offer workshops for individuals and groups on a variety of topics related to mental health and disabilities including self-advocacy, communication, stress management, mindfulness, anger management, problem-solving, coping, etc.

We also offer social-emotional Learning support for youth and adults that promotes mindfulness and holistic wellness through therapeutic programming activities and support groups. Our Signature program, Teens Lets Chalk is an initiative designed to reduce the prevalence of anxiety and depression in teens through collaborative community partnerships offering activities, programs, and resources that promote positive mental, social, and emotional wellness.

We equip community members at the local, grassroots level to work toward common goals to improve their community. 

Filling in the GAPS plans to expand the model of community building and development locally in Augusta, CSRA, and surrounding rural areas of Georgia in order to achieve real and lasting, community-based change.