November 2013

The charming House of Olives, with its high ceilings and Depression-glass chandelier, has borne witness to every major debate and deliberation in the progressive movement. The venue, originally established to push peace and justice in the Middle East, hosts enough panels, discussions, lectures and films to easily crowd a personal activist agenda. No question, the refreshment table’s bread squares for dipping into fair trade olive oil (sold on site) add a special grace to leftie debate.