Social-Spiritual Activist Events
i. CSSA Salons
v. Social-Spiritual Actions
Join us for Coffee Hour! Open House at the 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
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.
CSSA 2018 Salons and Workshops
CSSA Thursday Evening weekly Cohort Study Open Group Series, Please join us! All are welcome
Resumes July 12 7 pm – 9 pm PST
with Sky Nelson-Issacs
2930 Shattuck Avenue Suite 300 Berkeley CA and Online via Zoom Web Conferencing
Synchronicity, Flow and The Responsiveness Cycle in Communication
This simple process of Listening, Opening, Reflecting, Acting, and repeating the cycle helps us align with circumstance and ensures that we also notice when circumstance aligns with us.
Join Sky Nelson-Issacs and the Center for Social-Spiritual Activism at Western Institute for Social Research resumes July 12 7-9 pm we will discuss Synchronicity, Flow and the Responsiveness Cycle in Communication.
Free, all are welcome
Hosted at WISR 2930 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA
Spring 2018 CSSA Salons
Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm, Refreshments Provided 2930 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 300
- April 11 CSSA Introduction with Peter Gabel JD, PhD & Michael McAvoy MA
- April 25 Sky Power: Solar Equity & Social Justice with Joe Jordan, Director Sky Power Institute
- May 9
Peter Gabel J.D. Ph.D. discusses A Social-Spiritual approach to Science, Evolution, and embracing a Calling vs. a Profession in Science. Wednesday’s discussion will evolve around three of Peter’s Tikkun articles on Science and Spirit
Due to family emergency, Jennifer Listug Berit will be postponed until further notice
- May 30 Contemplative Pedagogy: Understanding Race & Law Through Mindfulness Rhonda Magee JD
- June 13 Fractals: Collective Trauma, Entanglement and Social Theory with Geraldine Orozco
Geraldine is the founder of Bay Area Meditation in San Francisco. She is also an international conference speaker, radio host, Pranic Healer, Intuitive, Meditation Expert, Spiritual Teacher, Activist, Collective Trauma Researcher and Archetypal Social Theorist.
Geraldine will discuss Collective Trauma, Fractals and the power of Human Connection in healing the individual, within various social systems and in relation to our planet and universal eco-cosm.
- FALL 2018 The Ricochet of Mutual Recognition, the Eros Effect and the ‘Spontaneous Combustion’ that generates and spreads Social Movements with Jason del Gandio Phd and Peter Gabel JD, Phd
- FALL 2018 Order of the Sacred Earth: Moral Dimensions of Ecological Challenges Jennifer Listug
Previous CSSA Salon Archives:
April 11 2018 – SALON, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM @WISR IN BERKELEY
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Seminar – Introduction to Social-Spiritual Activism with Peter Gabel JD, PhD and Michael McAvoy
Using Education as its means, the CSSA will seek to help create a more Just, Sacred and
Sustainable world by developing and teaching a theory and practice of Social-Spiritual
activism rooted in healing alienation from and fear of ‘the other’ through ‘mutual recognition’ of our common eco-social being, of integrating a ‘politics of affection’ with a ‘politics of solidarity’ and by practicing an activism that addresses ‘making an option for the poor’ whether of means or spirit.
Location: Western Institute for Social Research
Wednesday March 14 2018, 7 pm – Author Event with Peter Gabel, Folio Bookstore Noe Valley San Francisco
Author Event & Release of Peter Gabel’s Highly Anticipated Book “The Desire for Mutual Recognition: Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self ”
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Harvard Law Forum 12 pm – 12:45 pm, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE LAW, Peter Gabel and Fania Davis Harvard Law School WCC 2004 Classroom Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 25, 2018
The Universe: Our Connection to One Another, Social Ecology, Energy Equity and Social Justice with Astronomer Joe Jordan, Director Sky Power Institute, and CSSA Founders Peter Gabel and Michael McAvoy