An open space for global conversation
The catalyst for the #Occupy movement is the inequality of our economic system. It has been working well for the very few and not working at all for the many. It is failing to serve and causing vast harm to the bulk of humanity and to the life-support systems of the earth itself. We think of the economy as the system of exchange that allows us to move resources back and forth. But the root of the word economy itself comes from the Greek meaning “home,” the place we occupy.
The #Occupy Movement energizes us because at its heart is the impulse to reclaim our home. We are taking back the Commons, the public spaces and that which we hold in common, where we can encounter each other face to face, where we can discover our neighbors and ourselves reflected in their eyes.
We share the urgent sense that something new is not only possible, but that it is coming and we are the ones bringing it forth right now. Taken together in all its many forms, this movement is a new economy, a different way of taking care of our selves and our home.
Here in Occupy Café, we intend to be creating a space for that new economy to manifest, awakening to the care of the home within each heart and discovering a new medium of exchange that preserves the dignity and humanity of each person and that provides for us all.
Occupy Café is founded in a spirit of inquiry and restorative dialogue. All points of view are welcome. Join us and contribute to that open space by relaxing your agenda, your urgency, your preconceptions. We invite your passion, your authenticity, your tolerance and your deep listening. Join us for conversations that matter.