Join us for Coffee Hour! Center for Social Spiritual Activism Wednesday, August 15 2018 10 am – 12 pm
Learn more about CSSA’s B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. academic programs, meet our educational leaders, faculty and scholar-activists
Western Institute for Social Research (WISR)
2930 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300
Berkeley CA 94705
Join us! RESUMES JULY 12 All are welcome to attend CSSA@WISR weekly Thursday Evening 7 pm PST Cohort Study Responsiveness Cycle with Sky Nelson-Issacs @WISR
In this series of evening workshops, Sky Nelson-Issacs will briefly present some foundational ideas on synchronicity and flow, and then we will work collaboratively to develop an activity or exercise that can hopefully be an “iconic” teaching tool for flow and synchronicity.
This workshop was inspired by a conversation at a previous CSSA @WISR Salon, where we felt there was a need for some sort of follow up action, to back up the dialogue. The exercise we develop will be open-access for anyone to use, and I (for one) will use it as a teaching tool in my workshops on synchronicity and flow. The goal is for everyone present at the meeting to get some insight and to provide some insight.
Hosted at WISR onsite or online
2930 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and web conference link
About Sky Nelson-Issacs:
I am a physicist, speaker and author helping individuals and organizations enhance mindfulness to recognize unexpected opportunities. Drawn from my research into fundamental physics, “coincidence-informed decision making” complements data-driven decision making, so we can navigate complex situations, adapt quickly to new information, lower stress, and increase effectiveness.
A “synchronicity” is simply a meaningful coincidence, an event that lines up with your trajectory in a potentially useful way. Some thought leaders in the field of synchronicity studies are not dedicated to critical analysis and the scientific method. These are crucial elements if we are to effectively make use of synchronicity in our personal lives and in our organizations.
I bring a unique understanding of the science behind this process, helping individuals and organizations see a realistic but expanded picture of what is possible. Through writing, speaking and training, I seek to motivate people to catalyze a Synchro-Renaissance.
7 pm – 9 pm PST
Peter Gabel Author Event in Santa Rosa
August 24 2018
August 24 join Peter Gabel and the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa as Peter shares his newest book “The Desire for Mutual Recognition. Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self”
Author Peter Gabel examines the struggle between desire and alienation as it unfolds across our social world, calling for a new social-spiritual activism that can go beyond the limitations of existing progressive theory and action, intentionally foster and sustain our capacity to heal what separates us, and inspire a new kind of social movement that can transform the world.
The Desire for Mutual Recognition is a work of accessible social theory that seeks to make visible the desire for authentic social connection, emanating from our social nature, that animates all human relationships.Using a social-phenomenological method that illuminates rather than explains social life, Peter Gabel shows how the legacy of social alienation that we have inherited from prior generations envelops us in a milieu of a “fear of the other,” a fear of each other. Yet because social reality is always co-constituted by the desire for authentic connection and genuine co-presence, social transformation always remains possible, and liberatory social movements are always emerging and providing us with a permanent source of hope. The great progressive social movements for workers’ rights, civil rights, and women’s and gay liberation, generated their transformative power from their capacity to transcend the reciprocal isolation that otherwise separates us. These movements at their best actually realize our fundamental longing for mutual recognition, and for that very reason they can generate immense social change and bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.
Gabel examines the struggle between desire and alienation as it unfolds across our social world, calling for a new social-spiritual activism that can go beyond the limitations of existing progressive theory and action, intentionally foster and sustain our capacity to heal what separates us, and inspire a new kind of social movement that can transform the world.