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Guild of St George

"How we live and how we might live"

Date: Sep 23, 2017 12:00:00

"How we live and how we might live"
A symposium at the Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco

Given the present divisive social and political climate in the US, we believe it is important to consider what we might learn from an exploration of the sort of society Ruskin proposes. George Monbiot recently wrote in a Guardian article that "Those who tell the stories run the world. Politics has failed through a lack of competing narratives. The key task now is to tell a new story of what it is to be a human in the 21st century.” Our objective is to show that Ruskin offers us a narrative--not "a new story", but perhaps an eternal story, that might lead us to a better place. A full list of speakers has not yet been determined, but will include Clive Wilmer, Jim Spates, and Sara Atwood. Thanks are due to Companion Junchol Lee, who has generously offered to work with us in organizing this event. An associated event will be held at Companion Tim Holton’s studio and gallery in Berkeley (date and details TBA).