Fifty years ago I drove that old Chevy into the city of Monterrey, Mexico to begin anthropological field work. I participated in life there, I observed, I inquired; I made sense for myself as a foreigner from the north. My personal engagement, enjoyments and sorrows, was part of the richness that occurred. What’s written here was fruit of ten years considering and explicating those experiences. I’ve selected and slightly edited text from a 1976 book I wrote and never published entitled Buena Gente.
Our theme this year - Finding inner strength, connection and opportunity in times of crisis is particularly apt given the challenges all of us are facing. We’re adapting to the Corona-challenge by moving this year’s conference to an e-format via Zoom. We are compressing our agenda into three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 7 - August 9, making it easier to fit into people’s schedules.
These meetings take place weekly on Friday's from 12 noon to 3PM, Pacific Daylight Time. We generally have around 14 people attending from around the US and the world. The purpose is to allow attendees to feel Community and Support as we Encounter with one another. The meeting is open to all CSP members, as well as to others who the members may recommend. An online Zoom meeting.
Antonio Santos is hosting a weekly PCA International Zoom meeting, which is held on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6AM Pacific Daylight Time. This start time accommodates the needs of attendees who are spread across the globe. The meeting runs for two hours, and is well attended by members of the International PCA Community - CSP and others.