Kafenia Wednesdays - Peace Building, Cafe Zoe, Wednesday, 20. November 2019

Yassou globalicious friends, 
Welcome to the Kafenia!  Help us grow a Village of All Together through weekly communal meals & dialogues/music/hang out time together with friends from all cultures and backgrounds!   Everyone welcome who wants space for deep connection, friendship, and global understanding. 
Nov 20th
Menu 
Inspired foods - dinner (details to come)  & (supplemental Greek food)
Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Tiropita, Feta aged barrel, Midwife & the Baker Sesame Bread
Timing
6 PM- 7 PM -  Community Meal
7PM -720PM:  Weekly check-in - compassionate listening and project/fall intention check-in
720PM-830PM:  Collective session
830PM/9 pm: Hang out after our gathering 
 Cafe Zoe is closed during our 'pop-up' evenings and their menu is not available.
PRICING
Contact welcome@kafenia.org for a Series Pass
Special Price: $10/Elders over 80 & Students
Meals kid-friendly, gatherings mostly adults and teens.  We don't want you to miss out and the kids who are there can play together in the back if they are older.  
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THEMES OF FALL -- DEEP WELCOME
Each week has the same structure with a different theme.  There is a back area so you can just hang out after the meal if you do not want to join the gathering.   We weave in a village spirit, a chance to share and be heard every time, and have a good time!  We want to empower the global heart here in Silicon Valley!
November theme - Democracy
November 6th - Global Heartbeat - 
November 13th - Storytelling - 
November 20th - Peace Building
November 27th- OFF
October Theme - Support
Oct 2nd:  Global Group Check-In & Support -- Global Heartbeat - Monthly Convening of the Village (deep check in including support for our social visions and projects)
October 9th - International Welcome Night - everyone welcome especially newcomers
October 16th - Storytelling, Village Style - discover what the village means to you
October 23rd - Peacebuilding - how do we honor indigenous culture and make amends while living on stolen land?  Special Screening & Circle: In the Land of Our Ancestors with Rucha Chitnis & special guests
October 30th - Halloween Even Hangout (family-friendly) - learn the true meaning of Halloween, arts & crafts 
December program to come
Time commitment: Come just for dinner or stay for our hang out/connection time.    Ideal if you can come by 715 pm (we can grab you some food) or 730, but better late than not at all! 
What to expect: The Kafenia is an alternative to the dominant hustling culture in Silicon Valley.  We are a village vibe.  We slow down and focus on each other, not our professional titles or roles.  You are coming into a home where everyone is family.  It can help to come a few times to get to know people. You will have a chance to pause, listen and share deeply with others.  We love newcomers from diverse cultures and we actively grapple with how to move towards a more humane world.  
Who joins:   We are a global village.  People who come from communal cultures especially love the Kafenia.  We are a mix of people from abroad and the US.   
Kids:  We welcome kids and do not want you not to come because of them.   Kids are most welcome during our communal meal, and often they can hang out together depending on the age while we gather.  The dialogues/storytelling are usually better for age 14+.  
We look forward to seeing you this fall as often as you can join! 
Warmly,
Mary Jane & the Kickstart Kafenia Team!


The Kafenia is a reimagining of the traditional Greek kafenio where men shared food, friendship and social and political life together. My grandfather had a kafenio at 16th and Folsom in San Francisco in the 1930s to keep the village alive in a bustling metropolis - but it was only for men. Now, as his granddaughter, Mary Jane, who has done peacebuilding around the world, I am reimagining it as a multicultural village in Silicon Valley- with women front and center. (see World Pulse story.)

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