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Salon #64 – The Gift of Shared Purpose for Uniting Movements, Part II: Bridging the Gap with Vision

Featuring Miki Kashtan, Emma Quayle, Menaka Neotia and Vanda Perez Bessone of the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) community. With Genevieve Vaughan.

Moderated by Letecia Layson.

May 18, 2024

Imagine coming together to materialize the Maternal Gift Economy...

In this salon we continue the experiment that started in the Salon #58 (view here). We are designing it to be fully interactive as we look at the questions that arise when we move towards more togetherness and at how we answer them from where we each are as individuals and movements. Everyone is welcome to join and invited to watch the earlier recording.

Once we have a sense of our luminous vision, and have looked deeply into the gap between where we are and that vision, and mourned it, what can we then do to bridge that gap? How do we actually decide what is possible for us to do given what our actual capacity is, both individually and collectively? How do we bring integrity and care to the difficult decisions about who we work with? How would we coalesce the gifts each of us brings? What would support us to mourn and celebrate enough to care for the seed that was given to us by life? How would we embody the vision, without repeating the past, as we take baby steps towards the future? And what would keep us together when inevitable challenges arise?

Miki Kashtan is the seed founder, Emma Quayle is a founding member, and Menaka Neotia and Vanda Perez Bessone are also part of the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) community. You can read their full bios here. NGL's most radical experiment is about prototyping a global maternal gift economy. Everything that happens within NGL is based on gifts freely given: of thought, love, conversation, intimacy, tasks, teaching, and money. The NGL framework includes design and implementation processes that arise from engaging with all the above questions.

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