Institute Seal

 

Conference Room in Concord House


Suggestions for Study
Circles are always welcome.

Contact:
Donna at worldculture dot org

Newcomers are welcome to join at any time.
 

 

PAST STUDY CIRCLES

robin kimmerer

 

INSTITUTE OF WORLD CULTURE STUDY CIRCLES
Study Circlse meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Meetings are held at Concord House, 1407 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA

ONLINE STUDY CIRCLE – FALL 2020
CULTURAL EXEMPLARS OF WORLD CULTURE

Beginning October 2020, we will look at the lives and work of cultural exemplars throughout the world – men and women who have made a vital contribution to uplifting human culture.  They have all exemplified moral courage, upheld humane cultural values
and engaged in meaningful social service to others.

"Voluntary simplicity is at once joyous and altruistic. Joyous because it is not permanently plagued by the hunger for “more”; altruistic because it does not encourage the disproportionate concentration of resources in the hands of a few, resources which—were they to be spread evenly—would significantly improve the lives of those deprived of basic needs."  – Matthieu Ricard

WE WILL MEET ONLINE ON TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 7:30 – 8:30 PM

  Amy Goodman
Oren Lyons
Matthieu Ricard
Simone Weil

HOW TO REGISTER.
THERE IS NO FEE TO JOIN THIS ONLINE STUDY CIRCLE.
TO JOIN, PLEASE REQUEST AN INVITATION BY SENDING YOUR PREFERRED EMAIL TO:
donna@worldculture.org WITH "REGISTRATION–EXEMPLARS" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT AN INVITATION LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU

SUGGESTED READINGS WILL BEPOSTED BELOW.
QUESTIONS DURING THE MEETINGS WILL BE ENCOURAGED.




Date

Topic for discussion




Oct 6

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger
(1919-2014) American folk singer and social activist, Pete Seeger was a fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, singing and playing his iconic banjo. He was a prolific songwriter with many of his best known songs used by activists during the civil rights era. Seeger believed in "the power of song" to bring social change, and is often credited with teaching America to sing.

Suggested reading:
To be determined

Oct 13

Bono

Bono (Paul David Hewson)
(1960- ) Irish singer, songwriter, businessman, philanthropist and activist, best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2. He is one of the world's best-known philanthropic performers and was named the most politically effective celebrity of all time for his humanitarian and social justice work. He is particularly active in campaigning for Africa.

Suggested reading:
To be determined

Oct 20

Wendall Berry Wendall Berry
(1934- ) In addition to being a farmer, Berry is a novelist, poet and essayist, wiith over 80 books of poetry, fiction and essays. In addition, he is an environmental activist, as well as cultural critic, using his writing skills to plead the case for protecting the environment and safeguarding human rights.

Suggested reading:
To be determined

Oct 27

Dag Hammarskjold Dag Hammarskjöld
(1905-1961) Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of United Nations, Hammarskjöld has been called the greatest statesman of the 20th century, and to date is the only person awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.
Suggested reading:
To be determined