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 is "Depolarizing the Holidays: How to Talk to the Other Side of your Family." Are you dreading a family gathering because of some conversations you'd rather not have? Are you worry that if you open your mouth and say what you think, the gathering will become a battleground? How are you planning to deal with that? Let's talk about how to make the season merrier in the face of a polarized world.
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.
Address will be sent to RSVPs
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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