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Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics

  • Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics 99 6th Street Santa Rosa, CA, 95401 United States (map)

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.

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