2020 – 2021 Book Online Club

Dana PenriceBook Clubs, Event

We are offering online book clubs hosted by Lisa Amonson and Laura Kennett. Books clubs are open to all alumni of Leadership Calgary, Leadership Edmonton, Introduction to Human Venture Leadership, and Integrity Leadership, and their guests.

An hour will be focused on the recommended reading and 30 minutes will be dedicated to talking about any promising resources people have found during the month.

Happy reading!

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2020-2021 Book, Podcast and Film Selections & Schedule

September 21 @ 7 PM MDT – Theme:  Race and Identity
Podcasts: Throughline From NPR Podcast:  August, 2020  America’s Caste System and Colour Code from The Globe and Mail Podcast: Episode 4: The Angel Complex
October 19 @ 7 PM MDT – Theme: Democracy
Movie:  The Edge of Democracy
November 23 @ 7 PM MST – Theme:  Hope – Part 1
Book:  Humankind: A Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman – Parts 1 and 2
December 14 @ 7 PM MST – Theme:  Hope – Part 2
Book:  Humankind: A Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman – Parts 3 through 5
January 18 @ 7 PM MST: “The Tyranny of Merit” by Michael Sandel
February 22 @ 7 PM MST: Movie (Netflix) – “The Social Dilemma” and/or Book: “Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society” by Robert Deibert
March 22 @ 7 PM MST: “The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity” by Toby Ordnounced
April 19 @ 7 PM MST: “21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality” by Bob Joseph, and 2018 CBC Massey Lectures “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward” by Tanya Talaga
May 17 @ 7 PM MDT: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race” by Walter Isaacson. At a minimum, read the Introduction and at least 3 out of the 9 parts of this book.
Optional Podcast:  The Current with Matt Galloway – Walter Isaacson on facing up to the moral questions of CRISPR and gene editing
Optional Film (may not be accessible to Canada):  NOVA feature “Human Nature
June 21 @ 7 PM MDT:  “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. At a minimum, read the Introduction (The Man in the Crowd), and Parts 3 and 4.
Optional Movie:  “Coded Bias” on Netflix
July 19 @ 7 PM MDT:  “The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous” by Joseph Henrich
Optional Movie:  “The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel” from Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott