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
This is our gorgeous home up in Wassaic, NY. We hold weekend seminars and welcome members of our scenius for creative residencies and projects. It is located less than a 20 min walk from the Metro North station in Wassaic and 2 hours from Grand Central. We are the proud neighbors of the Wassaic Project.
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.