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We are not planning any in-person events in 2020. All upcoming events and meetings will be held online with Zoom. All Praxis members will be informed of these events and they will be announced on our website. Please consider becoming a member and having access to these virtual events and supporting our work.  For Membership, Click Here.           

All sessions in the Planetary Pause series will include a 25-30 minute presentation and an hour for questions and discussion.
Note: During shelter in place, no one will be denied access due to lack of funds. If you cannot afford to pay or need a discount, e-mail us at info@praxispeace.org
                Please Note: Registrations must arrive one half hour prior to event in order to guarantee entrance.

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Friday, October 2 at 4:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Tickets: $20 General. * $15 for Praxis Members - Zoom link sent upon Registration.  Click Here to Register.

                                            DAVID TALBOT
                                  
                  The 2020 Presidential Race, the Back Story, and Related Themes from his Books

David Talbot is a journalist, author, and media executive. He is the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the early web magazine, Salon, which gained a large following and broke several national news stories. It was described by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Net's few genuine "must reads." He has worked as a senior editor of Mother Jones magazine and written for Time Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and others.

Since leaving Salon, he has written several expertly researched books about our hidden history. They include: The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, The CIA, and the Rise of American's Secret Government (a riveting and expertly-researched book); Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (more outstanding research); Season of the Witch (about San Francisco politics) and his latest, Between Heaven and Hell, which details his very personal story of recovery from a stroke.

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Friday, October 9 at 4:00 pm (Pacific Time) Friday, October 16 at 4:00 pm PDT

Tickets: $20 General. * $15 for Praxis Members - Zoom link sent upon Registration.  Click Here to Register.

                                       NINA SIMONS

                                           Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature

Nina Simmons is the co-founder of Bioneers, a non-profit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. The annual Bioneers conference, which will take place online this year (Dec. 2020), focuses on regenerative agriculture, restoring ecosystems, climate justice, indigenous wisdom, scientific breakthroughs, and other topics related to restoring our planet to a healthy state. Nina is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about the power of women to change the world, racial and gender justice, indigeneity, and rekindling a sacred relationship to nature, and above all, to co-creating a just transition that's regenerative, loving and peaceful.

She co-authored Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart and author of a recent award-winning book, Nature, Culture, and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership. She was recently named a recipient of the Goi Peace Award in recognition of her pioneering work through Bioneers to promote nature-inspired innovations for restoring the Earth and our human community.

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Friday, October 16 at 4:00 pm PDT

Tickets: $20 General. * $15 for Praxis Members - Zoom link sent upon Registration.  Click Here to Register.

                   BEN BOYCE, GUS DIZEREGA, AND BARRY SPECTOR

                                                  Panel Moderator - Georgia Kelly 

                      UNCIVIL LIBERTIES:The Pitfalls of Libertarianism

This panel is composed of authors from the Praxis book, Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism, published in 2013 (and, not going out of date any time soon). Updates from each of them will address the specific inroads these dangerous memes have made into social media and in our culture generally. We expect that their information and analysis will inspire a robust discussion. The book includes essays from activists as well as academics, which gives it a scholarly analysis as well as an on-the-ground perspective. Georgia's essay: The Individual and Civil Society.

Ben Boyce pens The Progressive Majority column for the Sonoma Sun newspaper and contributes Op-Eds in several Bay Area newspapers. In Sonoma County, he has served as Director of the Living Wage Coalition (a non-profit focused on labor rights) and was Coordinator of the Accountable Development Coalition (a policy advocacy and public education non-profit). He has been an activist since his youth in Tucson, AZ and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from Sonoma State University. His essay, Transcendental Vanilla Pudding, examined the New Age angle of libertarian thought in the Praxis book, Uncivil Liberties. Ben will be live from Sonoma, CA.

Gus DiZerega holds a PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley and is the author of several books, including Fault Lines and Power, Politics, and Persuasion: A Theory of Democratic Sefl-Organization. He has taught at universities internationally, organized international scholarly conferences, and is the founding editor of the online open source academic journal Studies in Emergent Order. Having been a libertarian in his youth and a member of Young Americans for Freedom, he was charged with spying on SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) meetings at the University of Kansas. He was won over by the thinking and ideas on the left and changed membership. From his past, Gus has a unique perspective into the inner workings of libertarianism. His essay, Turning the Tables: The Pathologies and Unrealized Promise of Libertarianism, is a key analysis in the book, Uncivil Liberties. Gus will be live from Taos, New Mexico.

Barry Spector is the author of Madness at the Gates of the City: The Myth of American Innocence, which received the PEN/Oakland 2011 Josephine Miles Literary Award. He writes about history and politics from the perspective of myth, indigenous traditions, and archetypal psychology. He has a deep understanding of the myths that underlie the American Dream and America's sense of exceptionalism. He has published articles in the Jung Journal and penned the essay, The Mythic Foundations of American Libertarianism for the Praxis book Unvicil Liberties. He and his wife, Maya, present Oral Traditions Poetry Salons and perform in the Great Night of Rumi poetry events. He hold a B.S from Harvard University. Barry will be live from Berkeley, CA.

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Praxis Book!

Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism


A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism


  Taking on the tenets of libertarianism and ideas associated with libertarianism, the authors challenge the American myths that promote rugged individualism, the lone hero, endless economic growth, and American exceptionalism. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the experiment --- still unproved --- of American democracy.

  The six authors place the myths in historical and ideological contexts and explore the makings of civil society, social justice, and economic fairness. One author, who was a libertarian in his youth, deconstructs their philosophy using only their definitions and arguments in a brilliant deconstruction.

Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. This book not only deconstructs, it constructs a possible world using concrete examples that have a proven success rate and high levels of human happiness.
This book is a must-read for anyone invested in modern politics and the future of the United States.

Fill out form on Events page to purchase this book. Click Here.
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Friday, May 29, 2020
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May 15, 2020
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Friday, May 1, 2020
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Friday, April 24 - Special Earth Day program on Zoom
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Friday, April 17, 2020 - On Praxis Zoom series
FRED FREUNDLICH,
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Friday, March 27 - On Praxis Zoom series
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Thursday, March 5, 2020
FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ

Sunday, February 9, 2020
DAVID TALBOT

Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author


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