What's a "peña?" In South America, the term refers to a gathering of like-minded people who get together to talk about some topic with the aid of finger food and wine and spirits (of the alcoholic variety). It's like a salon, but for regular folks.
The topic this month will be: "Intersectionality and the Dyke March." As a prompt for the discussion, we will read an op-ed by Bari Weiss published on the NY Times on June 27, 2017: "I'm Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars." You can click on the link to read it, but if you hit the Times paywall or prefer to wait, I will provide a copy at the beginning of the Peña.
We will gather to ponder the world, one topic at a time. We will examine debates without debating, exploring our convictions –or lack thereof– and the reasons we have to have them –or to not have them. We will do so in relaxed, friendly setting, keeping in mind what Bertrand Russell is said to have said about beliefs: "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." Or, if you prefer, what The Dude said about opinions:
Feel free to bring food and beverages of your liking.
The plan is to meet the Wednesday after the Assembly each month, with a new topic.
Because of limited space at my place, we have to limit the attendance to 10, so please only RSVP if you plan to plan to make it, or cancel if you won't be able to in order to open a spot up for someone else.
3332 Mentone Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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