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Our Salon is dedicated to the proposition that all people are fascinating individuals. We invite you to join in sharing experiences and discussions on politics, art, music, literature, human nature, and life in general... Everybody has a story to tell.
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In our most recent Salon event, our speaker Sharmeen Khan gave her presentation, Internationalism and Refugees Welcome: Lessons from Canada's Mobilization for Migrant Justice. Sharmeen's topic attracted a big audience, many friends old and new, and we have received lots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Ráday Salon
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Although many of our friends have been involved with refugee issues for several years, this year, as we all have seen, the crisis has become more and more acute around the world. As the numbers of refugees and migrants have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Ráday Salon
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On Sunday, May 17, we will be hosting a very special Ráday Salon event. Some of you will surely remember having met our friend Fred Branfman at previous Salons. He was an American human rights activist who had been living... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Ráday Salon
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We had a great turnout for our 20 November Salon on Stereotyping and Discrimination. For those of you who were unable to attend our Salon, or the Human Rights Forum at McDaniel College the following day, photos are available on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Ráday Salon
For our next Ráday Salon event, happening Thursday, 20 November, we will be screening a short episode from a US news program called "What Would You Do?" The program is a series of hidden camera episodes where unsuspecting people are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Ráday Salon
November is here, and we’ve been busy preparing for our next Salon, which we are holding in conjunction with an upcoming event to be held at the McDaniel College Budapest campus. This coming Friday, 21 November 2014, McDaniel will host... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Ráday Salon
Our first Ráday Salon event of Autumn 2014 isn’t exactly a typical Salon. Our guests are two friends from the U.S., Pat Clark and Inelle Cox Bagwell, who will have only a very short stay in Budapest at the beginning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Ráday Salon
Greetings, Salon friends, old and new! After several complicated years when we weren't able to keep up our regular Salon schedule -- or even update our blog very much -- the Ráday Salon is finally about to resume our regular... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Ráday Salon
It's been absolutely great so far. It's something Michael and I have talked about for a long time and it's so amazing that we're actually doing it. :) Will definitely take care of the candy in San Francisco. -- Linda
That is the craziest thing I've ever heard! Wow!! I can't believe they dug that up and it was even an issue.
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Jun 9, 2014
Raday Salon has shared their blog Michael Simmons
Jun 9, 2014
The first segment (approx. 25 mins) of this week's episode of Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal's weekly webcast Left of Black features Michael and his daughter Aishah Shahidah Simmons discussing their work to end violence against women around the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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During our recent visit to North Carolina for Aishah Shahidah Simmons' Founder's Lecture at the Duke University Women's Center, Michael and Aishah were also interviewed by Prof. Mark Anthony Neal for his weekly webcast, Left of Black, airing Monday, April... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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From July 9 to 11, 2011, Michael and Linda were in Little Rock, Arkansas to attend a symposium focusing on the civil rights activism of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Arkansas. The symposium was the official launching event... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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As our lengthy sojourn in the United States extends into 2012, we continue to want to share our experiences here with our Salon friends around the world. Our latest adventure has been a week-long road trip through the American South,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the "Documentaries and Discussion" series at the Greene Street Friends Meeting in Philadelphia invited Michael to host a screening and discussion of an episode of Eyes on the Prize. This documentary, the seminal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
A long time ago, when the Ráday Salon was just getting started, we had a visit from Dan Berger, friend, activist, and author of Letters from Young Activists. This month, Michael joined Dan in a panel discussion at the Moonstone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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Here's a couple photos from an event at Wooden Shoe Books in Philly, where Michael joined James Tracy, Andrea Walls, Dan Berger and Suzy Subways on a panel discussion on Social Movements, Past and Present. The discussion was informal and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
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On August 6, Michael and Linda joined Aishah Shahidah Simmons at the Philadelphia Slutwalk march and rally. "Slutwalk" is the name taken by a movement that began in Toronto, Canada, in April 2011, sparked by comments made by a Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Ráday Salon
Over the years, our Salon friends have gotten accustomed to our unusual schedule: We'd have several months of regular activity, with brief pauses here and there as went off to work in other countries, traveled to visit family in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Ráday Salon
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Mar 15, 2010
Hey Salon friends, You may have noticed it's been a while since we last updated our website. It's true, we've fallen a little behind on posts in the last few months -- travel and holidays tend to do that to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Ráday Salon
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Yesterday, Linda marched in the Budapest Pride parade with Amnesty International Hungary -- see more photos. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2009 at Ráday Salon
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Michael Simmons delivering a speech at a rally of the Citizens Against the Far Right Movement in Hungary, protesting against planned neo-nazi demonstrations on August 15, 2009. Credit for the beautiful photo goes to our good friend JD. Today, September... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2009 at Ráday Salon