Kafenia Mid-Week Breather - Communal Meals, Culture & Connection (Oct date...

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Cafe Zoe

1929 Menalto St

Menlo Park, CA 94301

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Yassou globalicious friends,

Welcome to the Kafenia! Help us grow a Village of All Together through weekly communal meals & dialogues/music/hang out time together with friends from all cultures and backgrounds!

6 pm: Light, Satisfying Communal Meal - Village Style (mostly vegetarian)

715 pm: Gather as a global group to get support and build bridges through stories, dialogues, music

830/9 pm: Hang out after our gathering

Cafe Zoe is closed during our 'pop-up' evenings and their menu is not available.

PRICING

Get 40% off if you get the full series (10 gatherings, Oct 2-Dec 11) - dinner every Wednesday! Pick Oct 2nd tickets and then enter ALLFALL + 2 guest passes to open this ticket acess.

$20/evening includes dinner & gathering (get "to go" plate if you are late)

$10/Elders over 80 & Students

Meals kid friendly, gatherings (except Oct 30) mostly adults and teens. We don't want you to miss out and the kids who are there can play together in the back if they are older.

OCTOBER 2nd GATHERING - GLOBAL HEARTBEAT

6-715 pm ish -- Food: Region (Limni, Evia) . Beef & Veggie Keftedes (meatballs), Greek Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Tiropita, Feta, Midwife & the Baker Sesame Bread

Plate to go if you come late.

715-830ish: Global Gatherings Menu: Special elders as guests, compassioante listening to check in, hear from global neighbors, share your hopes for the fall, project support


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THEMES OF FALL -- DEEP WELCOME

Each week has the same structure with a different theme. There is a back area so you can just hang out after the meal if you do not want to join the gathering. We weave in a village spirit, a chance to share and be heard everytime, and have a good time! We want to empower the global heart here in Silcion Valley!

We have spots for October now, and you can book every Wednesday at 40% off! No more cooking!

October Theme - Support

Oct 2nd: Global Group Check-In & Support -- Global Heartbeat - Monthly Convening of the Village (deep check in including support for our social visions and projects)

October 9th - International Welcome Night - everyone welcome especially newcomers

October 16th - Storytelling, Village Style - discover what the village means to you

October 23rd - Peacebuilding - how do we honor indigenous culture and make amends while living on stolen land? Special Screening & Circle: In the Land of Our Ancestors with Rucha Chitnis & special guests

October 30th - Halloween Even Hangout (family friendly) - learn true meaning of Halloween, arts & crafts

Nov/Dec details-- coming mid-October.

Time commitment: Come just for dinner or stay for our hang out/connection time. Ideal if you can come by 715 pm (we can grab you some food) or 730, but better late than not at all!

What to expect: The Kafenia is an alternative to the dominant hustling culture in Silicon Valley. We are a village vibe. We slow down and focus on each other, not our professional titles or roles. You are coming into a home where everyone is family. It can help to come a few times to get to know people. You will have a chance to pause, listen and share deeply with others. We love newcomers from diverse cultures and we actively grapple with how to move towards a more humane world.

Who joins: We are a global village. People who come from communal cultures especially love the Kafenia. We are a mix of people from abroad and the US.

Kids: We welcome kids and do not want you not to come because of them. Kids are most welcome during our communal meal, and often they can hang out together depending on the age while we gather. The dialogues/storytelling are usually better for age 14+.

We look forward to seeing you this fall as often as you can join!

Warmly,

Mary Jane & the Kickstart Kafenia Team!


The Kafenia is a reimagining of the traditional Greek kafenio where men shared food, friendship and social and political life together. My grandfather had a kafenio at 16th and Folsom in San Francisco in the 1930s to keep the village alive in a bustling metropolis - but it was only for men. Now, as his granddaughter, Mary Jane, who has done peacebuilding around the world, I am reimagining it as a multicultural village in Silicon Valley- with women front and center. (see World Pulse story.)

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Cafe Zoe

1929 Menalto St

Menlo Park, CA 94301

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