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Book Talk and Reception with Author Peter Gabel

Come join us for a book talk with Peter Gabel

Friday, June 28 6 pm

Collected Works, 202 Galisteo Street in Santa Fe

6pm Book talk & discussion

Presented by Journey Santa Fe and Collected Works

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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.

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.


Peter Gabel is the former president of New College of California and was a law professor at New College’s public-interest law school for over thirty years. He has been Editor-at-Large of Tikkun magazine for the last thirty years and is now co-chair of the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics. He is also currently president of the Arlene Francis Foundation for Spirit, Art and Politics in Santa Rosa, He is the author of many articles on law, politics, and social change; his previous books include The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning (Acada Books 2000); Another Way of Seeing: Essays on Transforming Law, Politics, and Culture (Quid Pro Books 2014). He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from San Francisco State University in 2015 and has been described by Cornel West as “one of the grand prophetic voices in our day and a long-distance runner in the struggle for justice.”