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YWCA Racial Justice Book Club

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

2022-11-22 19:00:00 2022-11-22 20:30:00 America/Chicago YWCA Racial Justice Book Club Join thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Everyone is welcome. Register for Zoom link. Email mericsson@tscpl.org with questions or for a copy of the current book. ywcaneks.org/what-we-do/advocate/ -

Tuesday, November 22
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-22 19:00:00 2022-11-22 20:30:00 America/Chicago YWCA Racial Justice Book Club Join thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Everyone is welcome. Register for Zoom link. Email mericsson@tscpl.org with questions or for a copy of the current book. ywcaneks.org/what-we-do/advocate/ -

Join thoughtful discussions on topics of racial justice. Everyone is welcome. Register for Zoom link. Email mericsson@tscpl.org with questions or for a copy of the current book.

Our November title is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. We have discussions on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Although it is preferable to have read the book prior to the sessions, don't let that stop you from joining in on our conversation. Many of the books are available for check out as an ebook or digital audiobook. Email mericsson@tscpl.org for assistance in obtaining a copy of the current title. 

Stay updated about Racial Justice Book Club information including receiving the meeting details and Zoom link by signing up: ywcaneks.org/what-we-do/advocate/racial-justice-book-club

About Braiding Sweetgrass:

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings?asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass?offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Books/Authors/Writing |

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Stay updated about Racial Justice Book Club information including receiving the meeting details and Zoom link by signing up: ywcaneks.org/what-we-do/advocate/