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Public Lecture Series with David Good

A Yanomami Reunion

David Good was born on November 2, 1986 at the Bryn Mawr hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He is the son of a prominent American anthropologist, Kenneth Good, and a Yanomami indigenous woman, Yarima. The story behind his parents’ marriage captivated the world as their unique romance and relationship captured the interest of major television agencies, news outlets, and magazines.

In 1992, David and his family were featured in a National Geographic film called The Yanomami Homecoming documenting a return expedition to their Yanomami home known as Hasupuwei-teri. The story of David’s parents can be read in his father’s memoir called Into the Heart. David spent the first 5 years of his life traversing between two radically different cultures; one of the industrialized United States and the other of a remote village nestled deep in the Amazon rain forest of southeastern Venezuela .

As a Yanomami-American, David wrestled with his indigenous identity especially since his mother left the family when he was five years old. It would take twenty years before he would be able to embark on a journey back to his indigenous homeland to reunite with his mother. His accounts can be read in his memoir titled The Way Around.

On August 8th, 2011, David found his mother deep in the Venezuelan Amazon and embraced each other’s presence after twenty long years apart. He not only found his mother; he found his indigenous family, his heritage, and homeland. It marked the beginning of a calling to learn the ancient ways of the Yanomami people, as well as share this culture around the world.

David attended East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where he received his undergraduate degree in biology in 2011. In 2013 he founded The Good Project. In 2015, he received his master’s degree in biology at the same university. He is a member of the Maria Gloria Domingeuz-Bello lab in the Department of Translational Medicine at NYU. He teaches at the Northampton Community College of Pennsylvania. David is a public speaker and travels domestically and internationally to educate, raise awareness, and provide personal, unique insights on the world of the Yanomami.

Date: Monday, December 18

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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