The Global Read


    The Upcoming Global Reads

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    Voices in the Air - Poems for Listeners

    By Naomi Shihab Nye
    December 15th at 7 am pacific time
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    Voices in the Air is a stunning collection of almost one hundred original poems written by the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye in honor of the artists, writers, poets, historical figures, ordinary people, and diverse luminaries from past and present who have inspired her. Full of words of encouragement, solace, and hope, this collection offers a message of peace and empathy.

    Voices in the Air celebrates the inspirational people who strengthen and motivate us to create, to open our hearts, and to live rewarding and graceful lives. With short informational bios about the influential figures behind each poem, and a transcendent introduction by the poet, this is a collection to cherish, read again and again, and share with others.


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    Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do about it.

    by Diane Kalen-Sukra
    February 18, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time
    Registration now Open!

    Save Your CityToxic culture is eroding our sense of belonging, community and well-being. Our capacity to collaborate and innovate together is also being undermined by the rising incivility and divisiveness.

    We need each other to address the complex challenges facing our cities and communities--from the infrastructure deficit to climate change, homelessness, mental health and addiction issues. In order to thrive, our local democracies depend on our ability to revive the art of living and working well together.

    Save Your City author and veteran community builder Diane Kalen-Sukra, MA, CMC empowers community leaders and citizens to be part of the solution. She demonstrates what's involved by taking readers on a journey from Bullyville to Sustainaville, including an eye-opening visit to classical antiquity.

    The successful journey includes a renaissance of civic values and civic education as vital to fostering the type of culture that can sustain us, our democracy and our planet.

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    Sand Talk - How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

    by Tyson Yunkaporta
    April 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time
    Mark your Calendars: Registration will be open March 2021!

    Sand Talk



    This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s cat.

    As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, he raises important questions. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently?

    In this thoughtful, culturally rich, mind-expanding book, he provides answers.


    Read More Here! Registration opens in March

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