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Laguna Chapalac - September 12, 2020

Open Circle

Each week, Open Circle highlights a different video of a past presentation. This week, Rachel McMillen presents “Reconciliation – It’s More than Just a Word.” It will be available for view Sunday, September 13, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajijic.org.

Understanding the history of our interactions with the people who were the original inhabitants of our countries can only take us so far on the path of reconciliation. Knowing what is happening in the present can give us tools to help, but to gain knowledge that can help us weather the economic and climate storms of the future, we need to learn from the traditional beliefs of our indigenous neighbors.

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McMillen is an adult educator with an honors arts degree (English language and literature), and the author of the Dan Connor Mystery series, described by one reviewer as “mysteries with a conscience.” She and her husband spent 30 years sailing the west coast, meeting and working with the indigenous people who live there.

U.S. Voter Assistance

Vote From Abroad (VFA) has scheduled supplementary live U.S. voter assistance sessions via Zoom. Now, in addition to Sundays, sessions will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The next Sunday session is September 13, from midnight to midnight EDT. On the home page of DemocratsAbroad.org, click on the “Drop By For Live Voter Help” image for more information (DemocratsAbroad.org/zoom_voter_assistance).

The Lake Chapala Get Out The Vote (GOTV) team will be offering in-person voter assistance daily, except Sunday, from Monday, September 21, to Tuesday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. Voters whose states require them to return their ballots by mail (check at VoteFromAbroad.org/states) will be given priority. Lakeside residents with questions can address them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drive-in movies

AutoCinemas del Lago hosts a live introduction by Mexican film director/producer Carlos Gutierrez Medrano Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, at a presentation of his most recent animated film, “Salmas’s Big Wish” (“Dia de Muertos”). The film will be presented in English on Friday and Spanish on Saturday. Show time is 8:30 p.m. with a discourse from Gutierrez around 8:15 p.m. The second feature of the evening Friday is “El Mariachi Gringo,” in English/Spanish, at 10:45 p.m. Autocinemas del Lago is at the parking lot of the Acapulquito  malecon in Chapala. Films and times at facebook/AutoCinemasDelLago.pg12b

Yoga at CCA

Ricardo Toscano has restarted yoga classes at the Centro Cultural Ajijic. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. A fee of 35 pesos is charged.

Lakeside Freethinkers

The Lakeside Freethinkers will hold their next virtual meeting on Zoom Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m. Related to last month’s discussion on The Science of Happiness, this meeting will explore the revisited principle of panpsychism—the doctrine that everything material, however small, has an element of individual consciousness. The concept for this meeting is Philip Goff’s book “Galileo’s Error” and related podcasts. To join the meeting, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Lakeside Freethinkers define a “freethinker” as a person who is an atheist, agnostic, secular humanist, or skeptic. They believe that individuals should not accept ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. They reject belief in the supernatural.

 

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