Exploring Goshen’s Third Side

Exploring Goshen’s Third Side

The final workshop at The Salon was: Exploring Goshen’s Third Side:  “When spider webs unite, they can halt even the lion” Led by Philip Thomas, the event provided a space to reflect on some of the themes that emerged over the month, particulalrly with...
Dialogue – The Challenge of Bridging Divides

Dialogue – The Challenge of Bridging Divides

To help bring a full month of events into focus and explore possible next steps, the Salon hosted a workshop led by Philip Thomas: Dialogue: The Challenge of Crossing Divides The workshop explored the importance of taking a “dialogic approach” to bridge the divides...
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

It’s been a real privilege to convene a wide array of groups and individuals through the Civic Salon; not just at the events themselves, but through organizing meetings and interviews to gauge what issues and opportunities seem most ripe for convergence....
The Value of Open Space

The Value of Open Space

The premise for the Civic Salon as a pop-up democracy incubator is rooted in several key ideas, which this blog will help explore.  The first is the role of civic society as a buffer between commerce and government.  Another element is the value of spontaneity for...