What is Civic Salon?
Civic Salon believes that social change is only possible through the power of boundary spanning; it requires fearlessly working across lines of comfort to broaden our collective perspective, competency and resilience. To that end, we connect anchor institutions, people and purpose by linking dialogue, ideas, knowledge and resources using a variety of digital media tools, while disrupting exclusionary narratives and transforming communities in the process.
What do we do?
"Authentic community starts with exploring historical mis-trust."
DR. HOLLY HARRIEL| Founder
Light provides the ability to see intersections with a fresh pair of eyes. Disruption is not merely interruption, rather it is a connection to something better - it is inclusive and takes you to unexplored spaces.
It is hard.
What can I do?
Step 1: GET UNCOMFORTABLE
The tension in our nation didn't appear overnight, and won't be eradicated overnight either. Engaging in social change requires acknowledging ugly historical truths that, for better or worse, still affect our present.
STEP 2: STAY UNCOMFORTABLE
The work we're doing can't be put off for others to do. Social change is not an event, it's a process. It's smart work, not just hard work. Don't get tired - CivicSalon is in for the long haul, and we want you to be too.