Sat, Jun 22 at 2 p.m. | 90 minutes
Join educator and community activist Brian Lewis for the first OlioHouse salon dinner. We'll have Olios during the day and cap off the evening with a shared dinner centered around the theme of identity and what it means to be a radical citizen.
At this OlioHouse weekend, we will explore some of the key themes and questions that drove Sekou so many years ago while tapping into our own stories and identities to see what it means to be a radical and critically engaged citizen in the current American context. We will share food, stories, poetry, laughs and most importantly build community while attempting to break the barriers that so often divide us and keep us from recognizing our shared humanity and responsibilities to one another to address some of our most pressing issues.
2pm: Arrive at OlioHouse to lunch
3pm: Brian will teach an Olio on the Mythology of American Identity
4:30pm: Free time to explore Wassaic, check out the art residency and swim/hike!
7:00pm: Communal cooking and an Olio Salon Dinner
9:00am Yoga and Breakfast
11:00am Closing Reflections
People can catch a ride for the noon or 2pm train back to Grand Central
Brian Lewis teaches courses on the Black Arts Movement and Art Making and Civic Engagement at the New School. He is the director of programs and education at Exalt, an equitable future for court-involved youth.