Experience using Circles in many fields / Posted 3 years ago
In 2013, Angola served on the leadership council of both the Non Profit Anti Racism Coalition Seattle (NPARC) and the Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) Peacemaking Teams. Her NPARC team won a grant by The Office of Civil Rights to facilitate Racial Healing Circles in community (part of the City of Seattleís Race and Social Justice Initiative).
The Seattle Community Learning Exchange, Spring of 2014, was a joint effort by the Peacemaking and Healing Initiative Team to welcome groups of educators from all over the country. By 2015, Angola was serving as Director of Indigenous Circles for Seattle Restorative Justice Non-Profit (SRJ).
In 2018-2019 she coordinated Transformative Practices at Nova High School in Seattle, Washington (USA) facilitating Racial and Health Equity Circles. Spring 2019, her Teen Health Needs Assessment is helping Nova design a new teen health center, opening Fall 2020, focused on LGBTQ+ and POC health.
Angola has facilitated workshops for men, women and youth of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Over the past 20 years Angola has been trained and certified as a Human Resources Administrator, Master Energy Healer, and Restorative Principles Facilitator. She completed a traditional apprenticeship in peacemaking with her mentor, Saroeum Phoung, under the direction of Harold and Phil Gatesnby, members of the Carcross-Tagish and Dahka T’lingit First Nations, and Mark Wedge, member of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
Angola contributed and participated in the City of Seattle Pilot Project to learn the Brazilian method of conflict mediation using circles. The Restorative process used by the City of Seattle Restorative Justice Pilot Project, in 2014, was developed in Brazil by Dominic Barter. This incorporates indigenous circle tradition and the research work of Marshall Rosenberg and has been adapted and utilized for schools, courts, prisons and community outreach.
Some of the amazing organizations Angola has worked with include:
- King County Library System
- Bastyr University of Natural Health
- NPARC Seattle
- Interagency Schools
- The Freedom Project
- Youth & Family Services, as Director of Indigenous Circles with Seattle Restorative Justice (non-profit)
- YWCA Diversity Team
- Community Learning Exchanges in Seattle, Washington DC, and Jacksonville
- The Center for Ethical Leadership
- City of Seattle Restorative Justice Pilot Project
- The Vera Project (art-based youth programs
- Select Seattle Public Schools
- Camp 98118
Areas of Interest and Service
Angola offers Restorative Practices Professional and Personal Development, Facilitation and Workshops. She is an experienced conflict circle keeper and offers mediation.
Angola Dixon is on a mission to transform the way people communicate, build relationships, and resolve conflict. She combines her mastery of energy healing, peacemaking, HR administration and restorative practices to transform lives. Her hometown is Seattle, WA but she has lived in California, Louisiana, Florida and St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles. Fall 2019 she”s contributing to the father-daughter symposium on gender equality at historic Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury, United Kingdom.