The Common Reader Committee invites faculty, staff and students to a unique discussion. Our guests, representatives from the East Wind Community, will discuss topics concerning sustainable agricultural techniques, alternative societal structures and the connection between community and agriculture.
East Wind is a community of people living and working together in the beautiful hills of the Missouri Ozarks. They hold their land, labor and resources in common. They attempt to foster a cultural atmosphere free from superficial judgments where everyone is empowered to make their own decisions meaningfully and express themselves creatively. We place great value on cooperation, nonviolence and direct democracy. Ultimately, we seek to maintain and continually improve this decades strong, living example of what can happen when people see that working together for a common purpose makes life easier.