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Book Club: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • Chrysalis Institute 213 Roseneath Road Richmond, VA 23221 (map)

We live in an incredibly fast paced world. How will technology change our ideas about being human? Is religion still relevant? How do we know what is true or what is made up? How do we raise our children to be caring and compassionate human beings? The answers depend on our ability to navigate, learn, adapt and evolve. Join us as we read Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century and discuss his provocative investigation of our modern tangle of political, technological, and existential challenges.

This is for you if you:

  • Love to read

  • Enjoy a challenging and provocative conversation

  • Are a lifelong learner

Vicki Saunders, PhD, Jessica Coffey, and Clair Norman


Victoria B. Saunders, Ph.D., has worked for the past 25 years as a professional facilitator, specializing in female identity development, strategic planning and executive coaching. Vicki has a Masters Degree in Jungian Studies from the Jung Institute in Houston and Saybrook University. She also earned a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook and a Masters degree in Human Resources Development from George Washington University. Vicki has worked with Chrysalis in a variety of capacities for the last 17 years. She has facilitated strategic planning sessions, book groups, workshops, and extended programs dealing with consciousness, creativity, and women’s issues. She currently serves on the Chrysalis Faculty and Board, where she chairs the Programs and Development Committees. She is a Past President of the Board at Chrysalis.


Jessica Coffey is the publisher and owner of Natural Awakenings of Greater Richmond, a local magazine dedicated to sharing information, resources, events, and news about natural health, wellness, and green living. A lover of meditation, yoga, and searching for four-leaf clovers, Jessica enjoys good books, great conversation, and time spent in nature (especially by the water). Jessica serves on the Chrysalis Board where she chairs the Marketing Committee. 

Clair Norman is a seeker and lover of life with a huge amount of hope in her heart fueled by the wonderful people she meets. She is the Mindfulness Expansion Manager/Writer and Program Facilitator for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. Clair is also a staff writer for Natural Awakenings Richmond. She also teaches yoga in corporate settings, at her local YMCA, and for private clients.


Thursday, March 28

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