I just got back from a Empathy Circle @ Occupy Oakland. There were 4 or 5 officials from the Oakland City mayors office and 15 to 25 community members. Meeting was facilitated by Mutima Imani. Some people didn't want it video taped but I taped some pre and post Empathy Circle video.
One of the people from the administration said it was the first time they had been in dialog with people there at Occupy Oakland. Hope it's the beginning of a series of Empathy Circles.