Occupy Love 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.
Article for dialogue on Tue 2/14:
AlterNet / By Courtney E. Martin Why Love Is Our Most Powerful, Lasting Form of Activism Who you love and how you love them is as much a statement about your social conscience as the letters you write to Congress or the votes you cast. It’s harder to be good to someone else.
“Love is what emerges when we give each other our face.”