It's easy for us to look at a globe or a map and we point to the various regions, countries, and world landmarks. The world that Robin Wall Kimmerer shares though, is a layer below this: it's generations of cultures and peoples that are no longer on a map, though have wide influence, knowledge, and mastery over this domain. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about writing, indigenous knowledge, and our critical connection to nature.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
This event is free and open to all as part of the Winter Reading Challenge.