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22 - Jul
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Where:Petaluma, California, United States, Leghorns Park in Petaluma, Petaluma, California, United States
Village Network of Petaluma presents a four Salons with local author Carol Lee Flinders, Ph.D. on Mondays, July 22, 29 and August 5, 12 at 1:00 pm at Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma.
The four-part series, titled Hope at the Intersection Of Feminism and Nonviolence, explores nonviolence and the global women's movement. Attendees will enjoy studying an era they experienced in the 1960s - 1970s. 
"In 1971," says Flinders, "activist/journalist Barbara Deming shocked her fellow votaries of nonviolence by declaring that 'a commitment to nonviolence requires a commitment to feminism.' Soon afterwards, Deming rattled many of her feminist sisters as well, arguing that feminism would only come into its own when it embraced nonviolence. To understand what lay behind Deming's thinking is to raise fascinating questions about where we are today -questions, and maybe even hope."
Flinders is a national speaker, retreat leader, and author of Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics. Sheholds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of California at Berkeley. She co-authored  the popular Laurel's Kitchencookbooks, and for twelve years wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column called Notes from Laurel's Kitchen.  
Flinders' interest in the relationship between nonviolence and feminism was kindled with the writing of her 1997 book At the Root of this Longing: Reconciling a Spiritual Hunger and a Feminist Thirst.  "I've come to suspect that understanding that linkage might be crucial to addressing the crises we're living through today," she says.

Topics by salon are:
July 22 - The Life and Times of activist/journalist Barbara Deming (1927-1984)
July 29 -  Barbara Deming's revolutionary views on feminism and nonviolence
August 5 - India, 1921 - 1947: The cradle of nonviolence and the women who rocked it.
August 12 -  A shining line
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