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HAT Forum: Saturday July 16, OISE 252 Bloor Street West. Room TBD

HAT Forum: Saturday July 16, OISE 252 Bloor Street West. Room TBD
Time: 11am to 1pm
UNDERSTANDING INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES
Facilitator: Alex Benedek

In its socially beneficial context, Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, alternative communities, cooperative living, and other projects where people strive together with a socially acceptable common vision.

Link to http://www.planetfriendly.net/community.html for more information on the topic of socially beneficial communities.

The most informative internet site that describes “perverse” criminal communities such as youth gangs, motorcycle gangs, ethnic mafias and a variety of legally borderline secret societies is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang.  Sociologically speaking they are also “intentional communities”.

When do communities turn “perverse” and what can society do about it?

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.