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What Does the Earth Ask of Us?

Robin Wall Kimmerer
Distinguished Professor and
Author of Braiding Sweetgrass 

September 30, 6pm

Co-presented by the Arts Extension ServiceCreative Women Leading Climate Action and partners (see below)

We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity.

How might we use the gifts and the responsibilities of human people in support of mutual thriving in a time of ecological crisis?

This event will be live and recorded on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. Spanish interpretation and closed captioning will be available.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:00pm

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, writer and Distinguished Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York and the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a student of the plant nations. Her writings include Gathering Moss which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and the bestselling Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. As a writer and a scientist, her interests include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land