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.
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).
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.
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.
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.