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2021 Mt. Pleasant (Art Reach of Michigan) Memory Parlor

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2022 Washington, D.C. "Pop Up" Memory Parlor

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2023 Philadelphia
Memory Parlor
"Toward Unity"

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What is a Memory Parlor? Simply put, it is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and international space in which fragmented narratives are connected under the protection and shelter of beauty. Inspired by the Lyceum Movement of the 19th Century, an adult education movement which allowed for the “social intercourse and the exchange of intellectual products,” our Memory Parlors build on that idea by acknowledging the need for spaces to cultivate our understanding of inspiring history and the philosophy and ideas to which it is connected. A foundational principle of our Memory Parlors is that history should be learned not only to avoid the repetition of errors, but also to repeat the triumphs of virtue.

The Cora di Brazz
à Foundation organized its first Memory Parlor in 2021 at Art Reach of Mid-Michigan.

Our second "Pop Up" Memory Parlor was held at the Friends Meeting House (Quaker House) in Washington D.C., in March 2022.

Our third Memory Parlor, "Toward Unity" was held at the Philadelphia Masonic Temple on July 19-20, 2023, the 175th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848.

For information about each, click on the relevant image above.

Our fourth Memory Parlor: "Forward Into Light: Law Triumphant", will be held at the Philadelphia Masonic Temple on July 17-18, 2024. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

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It was in a "Suffrage Parlor" in Washington D.C. in 1886 when Adelaide Johnson, at the suggestion of a friend, first decided to sculpt Susan B. Anthony. A "Memory Parlor" is a nod to the earlier “Suffrage Parlors” and to the recognition that we need spaces to cultivate our understanding of positive history.
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