How We Rise 

During difficult times, we are given two choices. We have a choice to either succumb to the worst of ourselves or to rise—to rise from the heartache and pain to discover the invincible potential within ourselves.

EVERY MONDAY 7PM

 
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PROGRAM Host -STEPHENIE LARSEN

Stephenie Larsen, Executive Director of Encircle created this speaking series to highlight the lives of successful LGBTQ individuals in our community. She hopes people will draw inspiration and hope from these stories and go on to live happy, hope filled lives. 

 

What is How we rise?

Please join us on Monday nights to hear from LGBTQ individuals who have found opportunities to rise. Discover the principles and values they live by and what has helped create their successes. Discover how we rise.

When is How We Rise?

Every Monday night from 7-9pm. The guest speaker will share their story from 7-8pm. The rest of the evening is for discussion and questions. 

Who can come? 

Everyone is welcome. 

schedule

2/20 Lee Bobbie

2/27 Jena Peterson

3/6 Troy Williams

3/13 Senator Jim Dabakis

3/20 Dallas Graham

3/27 Gary Horlacher and Ernie Horstmanshoff

4/2 Marilyn Mehr

4/3 Bruce Bastian

4/10 Josh Bingham

4/17 Craig Watts

HOW CAN I SPEAK AT HOW WE RISE?

We love stories that are forward thinking and highlight all that you have accomplished and hope to accomplish. Submit your story here. 

 

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.”

-        Walter Anderson