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What American-born movement… - Gave birth to non-violent resistance in the political sphere, - Was the first to introduce an eastern way of thinking in the west within a completely new philosophical orientation, - Promoted spiritual enlightenment by way of inward reflection and intuition, - Was a catalyst for a nascent environmental activism through a profound reverence for Nature? If you guessed the New England Transcendentalist movement, you would be correct. They revolutionized the American ethos and were the catalyst for political change that ran the gamut from women's suffrage to civil rights to the labor and environmental movements. If the framers of the Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights defined the DNA that gave birth to a nation, then New England Transcendentalism endowed that infant nation with a soul. We will explore the roots of Transcendentalism in America and its lasting impact on the political, philosophical and spiritual spheres of the American conscience. Are you a Transcendentalist? Come find out for yourself.
Join us to celebrate lady power by watching Ruth Ginsberg's movie On the Basis of Sex in honor of International Women's Day. Confirmed we're on for March 6th at 7PM!
We're celebrating International Women's Day with stories of great American teachers and role models for living one's Truth. Join us for a discussion of the themes present in Michelle Obama's Becoming (no need to read the book!) where we will extract the wisdom gained from this incredible women's journey through life. From Amazon: "In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same."