"Elaine Carr, 14 Dancing Women / 14 Femmes Dansantes (1994). (Photograph courtesy of Samuel Oh-Neill.)
"The Circle… affirms the experience and hopes of women and the unique process we employ to explore and reflect the sacred in our lives.
The Circle is a forum where the richness of women’s experience— personal and collective, artistic, scholarly, professional— the seed of the sacred, can be uncovered, shared and celebrated. This sharing and celebration is the catalyst for our action."...
"In our hearts, we are mourners for all those who have not survived. In our souls, we are warriors for those who are now as we were then. In our lives, we are both celebrant and proof of women’s capacity to survive, to become, to act, to change self and society. And each year, we are stronger, and there are more of us."