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Sun, Sep 11


American Hotel Amsterdam

WeTalk - Philosophically Speaking

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WeTalk - Philosophically Speaking
WeTalk - Philosophically Speaking

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2022, 3:00 PM GMT+2 – Sep 12, 2022, 5:00 PM GMT+2

American Hotel Amsterdam, Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the event

“WeTalk - Philosophically Speaking

Love, Beauty and Desire are all attributes of the Goddess Aphrodite, but so too is the Femme Fatale - perhaps the most feared personification of femininity throughout history.  

Colette has chosen the world-famous Dutch Exotic Dancer and supposed Spy, Mata Hari, as an example of a historical woman who embodies all the characteristics mentioned above, only to be executed by a firing squad in 1917.

Mata also has associations with the Hotel where the talk/discussion will be held.  Her wedding reception took place in their beautiful Art Deco “Café Americain,” and her wedding night was spent in the Hotel American itself: the name being changed only recently to “Hard Rock Hotel, Amsterdam, American.” 

The purpose of “WeTalk” is to discuss a topic, freely ask questions, express thoughts, insights and doubts while respecting the differences of other attendees.  No philosophical education is necessary. We only ask that you listen with respect while remaining open to what others have to say.

Colette Kavanagh has a Ph.D. in Cultural Psychology and works internationally. Her special interest is in the diverse beliefs and values of cultures and how they manifest in today’s changing world. This includes women’s spirituality. Her role as facilitator is not to lecture, but to encourage open discussion within the group.

Organised by:  AIW (Amsterdam International Women’s  Network)  

Venue:            “Mata’s Hideaway"  Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American.

Location:         Leidseplein 97,  Amsterdam. 

Day                 Sunday, September 11th, 2022.

Time               3pm – 5pm


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