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Pueblo Book Club: The Tewa World: Space, Time Being and Becoming in a Pueblo Society by Alfonzo Ortiz (Acoma)

@ In-person and Virtual Tuesday 02.08, 2022
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm MST

This Pueblo Book Club will be offered both online (Zoom) and in person in the Chaco III room at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at 2pm.

The distinctive and diverse Pueblo communities of New Mexico have existed before time began. Stories of emergence and being is the focus of this months book by a prominent Acoma author.

Incursion on to the homelands of the Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere was an impetus to monumental changes which affected countless generations. Policies from monarchies across the Atlantic Ocean, policies from the Mexican government, then subsequently from the US government, have had an impact on Pueblo people.  This month’s reading, ‘The Tewa World: Space, Time Being and Being in a Pueblo Society’ by Acoma Pueblo author Alfonso Ortiz draws attention to the evolving existential sense of being a Pueblo human being, experience by one Pueblo man, perhaps experienced by others as well.

This book is available for purchase the Indian Pueblo Store.

To RSVP for the online meeting, fill out this registration form . We will send you a link and password to join the Zoom webinar. The deadline to register is the day before the event. January 10, 2021 11:59 PM

While this is a free event, there is a $5 suggested donation. You can donate here or in person. Thank you for participating in our virtual Pueblo Book Club. Each participant is important and valued, we welcome your participation. Below is the outline and etiquette for our online portion of the book club.

More Details, Zoom Outline, and Etiquette

  • At the time of the scheduled Zoom Pueblo Book Club participants will be allowed into the Zoom meeting.
  • Opening and Greeting from Pueblo Book Club facilitator, Jon Ghahate
  • Introduction and reasoning for selected book of the month.
  • Discussion and Dialogue with Book Club participants.
  • First group of questions entered through chat will be addressed
  • Discussion and Dialogue with Book Club participants
  • Second group of questions entered through chat will be addressed
  • Closing – Preview of the next months selected book.
  • End of Book Club Session
  • Survey link available

  • Mute your microphone
    • To help keep background noise to a minimum.
    • When called upon by the moderator your microphone will be unmuted
    • When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise.
  • Position your camera properly
    • If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.
  • Participation
    • If you have a question/comment use the chat feature at the bottom of the screen and the moderator will address in order of comments and/or will be called upon.
    • We will include and incorporate as many participants as time allows.
    • When called upon by the moderator, speak clearly and distinctly.
    • When called upon, in order to allow the potential for others to contribute, limit your comments to a brief period of 2 minutes. This will allow other to participate as well.
    • If you would like to verbally comment during the discussion segment, use the icon on the bottom of the screen to “Raise Your Hand” and the moderator will acknowledge your contribution.
    • If you need to leave during the session, you can simply close out of the session on your screen or leave a farewell on chat that you are leaving the session.

 Join by computer: Click on the link that was provided to you, it will look something like: http://unm.zoom.us/j/555555555 (this is only an example) A dialog window will pop‐up:
Click on “Open Zoom Meetings” A window will pop‐up, to enter your name (you can select the check‐box to “Remember my name for future meetings”, after you enter your name click Join Meeting:
Join a meeting by phone:
  1. Dial an in‐country number. If you dial a toll number, your carrier rates will apply.
  2. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID ‐ the nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) digit ID pro-vided to you by the host, followed by #.
  3. If the meeting has not already started and join before host is not enabled, you will be prompted to enter the host key to start the meeting, or to press # to wait if you are participant. 4. You will be prompted to enter your unique participant ID. Press # to skip. Phone controls for participants The following commands can be entered via DTMF tones using your phone’s dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:
• *6 ‐ Toggle mute/unmute
• *9 ‐ Raise hand