CompassionCon is a weekend-long hybrid gathering to encourage and celebrate compassionate action for self, each other, and the Earth. The goal of CompassionCon is to create an interconnected community of care that supports well-being and flourishing for all.

Day 2 Compassion with and for Each Other In Person at Grant Park, Atlanta

11 AM to 3 PM

Activities Timeline

Main Stage

     Stage Schedule

  • 11:00 am - The Gathering of Compassion through Drumming
  • 11:30 am - Black Fatherhood Play
  • 12:30 pm - Live Music
  • 1:00 pm -  Re-Storying Dignity Performance
  • 2:30 Sending off Music
Earth

      Earth Tent

  • Seed packet give away - all day

  • EcoSoulCare
Self Care

     Self Care Tent

  • 11 to 12 noon - Yoga
  • 12 to 1 pm - Sound Bath
  • 1 to 1:30 pm - Chair Massage
Health
        Health Activities Schedule
  • All Day - Blood pressure testing
  • All Day - Blood sugar testing
  • All Day - HIV Testing
Kids and Teens

     Kids Activities Schedule

  • 11:30- 2:30 - Arthur
  • 11:00 -3:00 - Art with Paint Love
  • 1 to 1:30 pm - Story time - Carol Beck - Dalai Lama Story book.
  • 11:00 -2:00 Compassion Flower Making
  • 2:00-2:30 Music Shaker making with Djoli Kelen
Chill

All Day - Quiet space to get away from it all

Voting

All Day - Voter Registration

All Day - Previous Incarceration and Voting

 

Vendors

All Day - Voter Registration

All Day - Previous Incarceration and Voting

 

Food Trucks

All Day - Love at Wurst Sight

All Day - Hermanas Italian Ice

All Day - Mint Coffee House

Stage Schedule

11:00am

Welcome with Djoli Kelen Drumming

 

11:30 am

Black Fatherhood Play with

Morehouse School of Medicine

12:30 pm

Musical Interlude

1:00 pm

Re-Storying Dignity Performance and Community Conversation

2:15 pm

Live Performance with Lucy Juggles 

2:45 pm

Live music with Josie

Kid’s Activities

11:30 am

Arthur, from GPB 

11: 30 am

Art With Paint Love

Story Time with Carol Beck

The Seed of Compassion:Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

11:15 am to 12 pm 

Hula Hooping with Molly – Venus de Hooplah

All Day

Compassion Flower Making with Candace Apple

Health Activities

All Day

Blood Pressure Testing

Blood Sugar Testing

Covid Testing

All Day

HIV Testing

Sensory Break – All Day

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Chill out in our sensory break tent for those that need some peace and quiet. 

Teen’s Activities

Story Sharing Circles

with Paul Mvukiye-Reeser

Drumming and

African Dance

with Djoli Kele

11:15 am Venus de Hoopla – Hula Hooping

Teens Chalk with Onnie Poe

Voting Tent – All Day

Register to vote with Equality Foundation of Georgia

Ask all your questions regarding your voting rights. 

Previous

Incarceration

and voting

with Georgia

Justice Project. 

Disability Voting

Rights

Self Care Activities

11:15 am

Meditation on Twin Hearts, aka Meditation for Planetary Peace

12:30 pm

Sound Bath

All Day

Make and Take A Love Note

Take a breather – rest.

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Earth Area

Learn about Mother Earth, climate change and water preservation.

All day

Pick up seeds

Food Trucks and Drinks – All Day

Hermanas Italian Ice

 

Love at Wurst Sight

 

Aleppo Kitchen

Just Bakery

Get Out The Whey!

The Beet Box Juicery

T20 Trap Water

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Re-Storying Dignity - From Stigma to Compassion

This performance weaves together the stories of five amazing Black women who were faced with monumental life challenges. When they needed solace and healing from their spiritual homes, they were met with judgment and rejection.  They were ultimately able to overcome their challenges by turning to spaces and people where they found acceptance and belonging. Compassion helped them address, heal, and overcome the stigma as well as the circumstances they faced.

Join us for this performance and conversation about how we can create inclusive and healthy communities. Funded with a grant from Wake Forest School of Divinity.

Main Stage

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Arthur

Arthur of GPB, the longest-running kids animated series in history, will be with us!

Arthur is the longest-running animated children’s series in television history, and has been airing on PBS for 25 years. This year, the 25th (current) season is the last, although it will continue to air on repeat on PBS. The series is based on the popular book series by Marc Brown, and teaches children (4-8 years old) how to creatively solve problems, learn to get along, and appreciate each other’s differences.

Children's Area

Black Fatherhood Play

“My Side of the Story: The Black Father Shares His Truth” is a collection of short plays that amplifies the voices of Black fathers in a society that tends to favor those of children’s mothers. Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center’s initiative, Fathers Matter ATL, commissioned two original plays to add to this collection through candi dugas & associates, also serving as producer for their debut during the inaugural CompassionCon Weekend 2022. We are thrilled to present “The Pressure of Folding Clothes” by Sandra Hodge-Hampton and “I’m Here to Pick Up Monica” by Carlton Molette – both directed by David Koté. Both plays shine a light on fatherhood being present and active in children’s lives – even in environments that are unfriendly to fathers at best, hostile at worst. Creative, artistic pieces like this series help to support the good work of Fathers Matter ATL to shift the narrative about fathers, working to ensure father-friendly spaces thrive wherever fathers engage with their children, from the home to school to throughout their communities.

Main Stage

Black Fatherhood play

African Dance and Drumming

With  Djoli Kelen, Inc.:
The company focuses on documenting, preserving, and highlighting the health, healing, fitness and transformative power of African/ African Diaspora dance, music, and culture. In the Bambra language, djoli kelen means one blood. The company embodies the notion of one blood in every sense of the word. Founders, Christan Carter-Poret, Kodi Allen, and Shannon Byrd-Crossley have joined their creative talents to create this cultural arts collective that openly, and lovingly shares and ministers through African dance, music, culture, and the arts. Members of Djoli Kelen pride themselves with an energetic and infectious joy every time they hit the dance floor.

Main Stage and Children's Area

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