2pm Book talk & discussion
3pm Book signing with wine & cheese
Presented by Praxis Peace Institute
At a deep level we long to live in a world in which we can truly see one another's humanity and have this authentic humanity recognized in ourselves--yet we live in a world characterized by a fear of the other, a fear of each other, that can produce pathological nationalism, terrible wars, and class and racial hierarchies that are dehumanizing and despair-inducing.
Come hear Peter Gabel discuss his new book that seeks to analyze these phenomena with a particular focus on how they are manifested in the current political climate, and to propose a pathway forward for those committed to fundamental social change--a pathway based on what he calls "social-spiritual activism," activism that pursues a progressive agenda while also strengthening our ability to see one another as fully human presences, as embodiments of the sacred.
Join lifelong social activist, philosopher, former president of New College of California, editor-at-large of the award winning Tikkun Magazine, and Open Center friend Peter Gabel for a discussion about his new book The Desire for Mutual Recognition: Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self.
The event will take place on Thursday October 18th at 6:30pm in room 3A at the New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, NYC, and will be followed by a book signing and reception.
Since l982, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore has served as a center of information in the subjects of holistic health, bodymind therapies, psychology, Buddhism, alternative spiritual practices, spiritual development and consciousness.
Join Author and Social Activist Peter Gabel for an evening of conversation as he discusses his new book, The Desire For Mutual Recognition.
June 15, 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.
Peter Gabel is the former president of New College of California and was for over thirty years a professor at its public-interest law school. He is a founder of the critical legal studies movement and the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics. Editor-at-Large of the progressive Jewish magazine Tikkun, he is the author of numerous books and articles on law, politics, and social change. He lives in San Francisco with his partner Lisa Jaicks, a union organizer for the hospitality workers union, and they have one son, Sam, 22, a hip-hop artist and emcee.