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John S.


Sacramento, CA

Member since:

January 5, 2014

What skills or life experiences are you most looking forward to sharing with your neighbors?

I am a 72-year-old anthropologist currently living in Sacramento. I have been a lifelong activist involving myself in the significant issues with my time.

What is your greatest hope about becoming a member of a community?

I was trained as an anthropologist by Gregory Bateson who once said to me, "You and I are anthropologists. We can go anywhere and eat with anyone," and that is how it has always been for me. As a working class kid in North Carolina I joined the civil rights movement when I turned 21 and left home. I was deeply involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement and when we turned that corner became involved in the back to the land commune movement. I have taught at a Black woman's college, and Berkeley Community College; lived among Native Americans for years, participating in tribal ceremonies and serving as Tribal Anthropologist; I have advocated for environmental justice on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Given this long and varied series of life experiences I am skilled at and enjoy greatly entering into complex and sometimes contentious situations with the ability to resolve issues.


I am a 72-year-old anthropologist presently living in Sacramento


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