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Roots Deep: The CEIO Salon Experience

  • Manjares 838 Whalley Avenue New Haven, CT, 06515 United States (map)

Salons are heart-focused, facilitated community conversations where you can expect to meet new people and engage in meaningful conversations on a variety of topics within the spectrum of co-creating inclusivity, social justice, and effective social change.

It is your voices, your stories and your actions that shape our community. As our nation seems to grow more and more hostile to the spirit of a better day and a new way of being in community- we invite you to dig your roots deeper and to transform the rawness into nutrients. We invite you to come fill up partake in the nourishment this deliciously complex community has to offer.

We invite you to Roots Deep: The CEIO Salon Experience. Come join the conversation, share your stories. Lets break bread, open our hearts and be our truth as we receive the blessings of our community. 

Folks! This time around it's POTLUCK & BYOB style. Please bring a delicious dish to share with the community and you are welcome to Bring Your Own Beverage of choice. We will be offering a few appetizers,water,coffee and tea.


The Co-Creating Effective Organizations (CEIO) Project grew out of the life experiences, passions and convictions of founding partners Bill Graustein and Niyonu D. Spann. “Life’s longing for itself,” as expressed by Khalil Gibran in the poem, is the guiding inspiration for all CEIO’s work. Yet Bill and Niyonu realize also that this project “belongs not to them.” CEIO belongs instead to all partnering organizations, to all those who are willing to speak with truth and engage in the practice of conscious co-creation.

A shared belief in the importance of listening and a call to respond intersect in CEIO for the co-founders. As dedicated story-tellers and story listeners, both Bill and Niyonu have listened to fellow community members identifying root-level dysfunction and expressing a profound need for change. Through CEIO, these two visionaries are heeding the call to respond.