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Salons at Lunch
Launched in 2015, Salons at Lunch are facilitated conversations on social justice issues in the news. Bring your thoughts and bring your lunch.
Salons at Lunch meet Wednesdays at noon in July and August. View the calendar for upcoming events.
Salons by Stowe
Salons by Stowe bring facilitated conversation on social justice issues to schools, community centers, libraries, professional groups or places of worship.
For fees and scheduling for schools, contact gro.retneCewotS@smargorPloohcS
For fees and scheduling for other venues, contact gro.retneCewotS@ofnI
Salons begin with simple guidelines for discussion. These guidelines foster dynamic, inclusive, and courageous conversations
- Share the air
Allow everyone the opportunity to participate. Take part in whatever way fits you best — ask a question, share an experience, listen and reflect, or tweet using #SalonsAtStowe.
- Speak your truth
Use “I” statements rather than making generalizations about identities or groups you are not a part of.
- Expect and accept discomfort and non-closure
We grow when challenged. We grow when we hear and listen to ideas and experiences that are not our own. Expect and accept that you may feel uncomfortable. Expect and accept that we will not solve every issue facing our world in one conversation. Conversation is one piece of a variety of actions for creating change.
- Keep going!
Move the conversation beyond the Stowe Center. Take what you learned, share with others, and act!
- Share the air