I am excited to introduce the Spring 2017 salon calendar! As I did with the fall calendar, I will update this with our readings and questions as we move through the Spring. Think of this as a Work-in-Progress Syllabus.
1/22 2017: what’s your next jump?
It was nice to meet with everyone right after the women’s march in NYC. This was a more simple salon and question, since we know it’s been a strange time for many people and we hoped offering some reflective space here would be helpful.
We asked the group, “what will your next big jump or risk be for 2017?” Each person offered their reflections on the end of the year and where they wanted to grow this year. Especially in a year where political participation mattered in new ways to some of our salon members.
Our upcoming topics include:
3/5: Men explain things to me
Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark kept me sane during the 2016 election. We thought this was a good time for her collection of essays, Men Explain Things To Me.
3/19: Strangers in their own land reading group
Our reading group from the fall (Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Men) decided this was a good way to follow up on our really interesting discussion on race and America from the fall.
4/2: Feeling worthy: what does it mean to observe without judgment
4/23: Resistance and Relaxation (how do we find balance?)
5/7: Mental health and our monsters
Inspired by my friend here, drawn by TED Animator Franz Palomares
I will continue updating as we move through the spring!
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