Café Recognition, aka the Arlene Francis Center Café, is the welcoming point into the culture of the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics, which encourages people to emerge from their isolation behind laptops, cell phones and ipods, and into high-spirited connection with others. Along with quality coffees, teas and artisan baked goods from local sources, the menu includes ongoing seminars, presentations, films, discussions, and music on themes relevant to the Center’s mission. Thus the Café is more than simply a place to get a cup of coffee and disappear into one’s private space; while it allows folks to do that if they wish, the Café also encourages the creation of meaningful conversation and participation in the life of the Center in other ways—for example, by attending the Spiritual Activism Institute or engaging with a theatrical production or a film series or taking a writing class or performing music.
If you wish to support our mission for Café Recognition, please consider making a donation, earmarked for the Café! Donate now via PayPal (no PayPal account required)!