Prosocial Commons Book Club Launches with Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Change the World, by Tyson Yunkaporta.
One objective of the Prosocial Commons is to organize a book club for members to discuss any book (or other collection of readings) relevant to the interests of its members and the mission of ProSocial World. PC members Kathleen Hart, Chris Bremer, Sudhindra Rao, and Christopher Spain have kindly volunteered to form a stewardship circle for the club.
The club will begin with Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Change the World, by Tyson Yunkaporta. This highly acclaimed book explores the nature of indigenous thought in relation to WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrial, Rich, Democratic) thought. It is highly relevant to PW’s focus on the nature of cultural diversity and working with people from all cultures towards positive change. Two recent seminars by the anthropologist Jerome Lewis in the ProSocial Seminar Series (1,2) explore the same theme.
The group reading Sand Talk will have its own Hylo site and meeting schedule. An organizational zoom meeting will be held on zoom Tuesday, March 28, at 6-7PM Eastern US time. Please join here to register, even if you are unable to attend the first organizational meeting.
Sudhindra has kindly offered to assist in the organization of the group, with plenty of room for input from group members. Matters to be decided include the number and organization of zoom sessions, how to make the best use of the Hylo site, and what outcomes might emerge from the experience (e.g., a book review published on This View of Life).
Those who would like to join this group and are not yet members of the PC are welcome to register along with PC members, where they can learn more about the PC and how to join.
Groups for other books are planned after the Stewardship Circle learns from the experience of this group.