Occupy Salon Tuesday!

  • January 22, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Occupy Salon

From the ancient Greek symposia to Gertrude Stein's famous Paris gatherings, salons have always been the incubators of provocative-at times even dangerous-ideas: the frontiers of cultural change. People who might elsewhere have been socially ostracized were included in salons, welcomed for their wit, intelligence, charm, and insight. And passionate conversation often led to passionate action.

This salon is ongoing on a weekly basis, Tuesdays at 7:30pm. This will be a space for all community members, Politically Inspired book clubbers, and Occupiers to come together to get to know one another, engage in meaningful dialogue, learn collaboratively, and create a shared vision for the future. Each week may have a different theme, question, or reading that we wish to discuss together. 

 


What is a salon?

A salon is a gathering of people from living rooms to bookstores, they ar held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine taste and increase knowledge through conversation.

These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate" ("aut delectare aut prodesse est"). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently, in urban settings, among like-minded people.

Salons were at 'the very heart of the philosophic community' and thus integral to the process of Enlightenment. In the past, present, and future!

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  • Pamela L.

    Any opinions on the new book by the Whole Foods' CEO & Founder, John Mackey? I'm a big fan of the store and have shifted most of my grocery shopping to WF & TJ's over the past year. I rarely ever shop at Safeway anymore. I try to buy organic and sustainable as much as possible, and just joined a CSA. Also go to farmers' mkts when possible. Some people boycott WF b/c of Mackey's conservative personal views but WF still gives its employees benefits and a living wage, no? Am conflicted but not enough evidence on my part to stop shopping there, and what are the alternatives?

    January 21, 2013

  • Pamela L.

    I can't make this one but will come to another one. Enjoy! :)

    January 21, 2013

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