Wed, Dec 1 at 6 p.m. | 2 hours
Olios: Drop-in classes led by professors
humhum and Olio are collaborating to bring you the best of our worlds;
An experience centered on education, community, mindfulness and meaningful connection!
We're hosting a unique two-hour virtual connection experience that weaves together an engaging and informative lecture led by Philosopher Jeanne Proust and the team at humhum with breath, mindfulness, movement, and guided conscious dialogue to invite meaningful, and playful exchanges with other attendees.
About the Olio
"As a culture, we are obsessed with talking about love as the type of personal relationship we should primarily seek and strive for. But Isn’t friendship much more crucial in our lives?
Numerous philosophers have reflected upon the importance of friendship in the construction of our emotional balance but also in the definition of our identity and of our moral character. While the sentiment is lovely, seeing a friend as our alter ego can be problematic. What characteristics could friendship share with romantic or filial love? What features are exclusively defining friendship? What type of reciprocity is expected in a true friendship?
In this Olio we will come together to discuss the features of this demanding conception of friendship, and compare views about what it could truly mean to be a good friend." - Jeanne
How the evening will flow:
We kick off with an ice-breaker, and then jump into a 20-minute lecture on Friendship Led by Jeanne Proust.
Following the lecture, humhum will facilitate and you'll break off into small groups to explore a theme-based prompt to deepen your understanding of the topic offered, and build new connections with others in the community. Throughout the experience you'll flow in and out of the large group for sharing and q+a and small groups to connect with new people more deeply. humhum facilitators offer guided mindfulness and breath practices to center you in yourself as you connect with new people.
humhum's jam is removing friction from forming new connections; we offer a topic, keep time, let you know who speaks when, and how to keep in touch after if there is shared interest to do so. All you have to do is show up, be yourself, focus on your experience and enjoy the new connections you're making.
This experience is connection centric, not dating—however we welcome both folks available to dating and those who are unavailable. Because dating is humhum's wheelhouse, for those of you available to dating we help you follow up on connections you're interested in.
For all attendees, we offer a private form where you indicate who you'd like to stay connected to and what you're available to e.g. friendship or intrigued to explore something more. If there is reciprocity, humhum makes an email intro after the event, and helps you deepen in your connection beyond this virtual experience. Don't worry, if you put "intrigued" and someone else put "friendly," your secret is safe with us and we connect you as friends to keep in touch.
You'll connect virtually at this ConnExploration Salon as a starting point to foster in-person connections in NYC.
*BIPoC Individuals, you're invited to use the discount code BIPOC for 25% off your ticket.
humhum — a platform for conscious, human-to-human connection, and dating offers experiences that bring us closer to ourselves as we connect with one another. Think mindful speed-dating with new friends, around a topic you've just learned about.
Cultivate heart/mind qualities that support healthy relationships:
While teaching at different universities in New York, Jeanne is advocating for a widening of philosophical education beyond the academia frontiers by participating in different events open to the general public. She taught at Rikers Island as a volunteer, and regularly gives public talks in philosophy, leading her to recently produce her own podcast, "Can You Phil It?”.
Zoom link will be sent upon signup.