Author Lecture with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Author Lecture with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Lesley welcomes Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of our CLAS Reads text, for an author lecture followed by a book signing.

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lesley welcomes Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of our CLAS Reads text, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Join us for an author lecture followed by a book signing.

How is it that in this era of unprecedented scientific understanding humans pose a threat to the natural world on par with the giant asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs and forever altered the earth? The answer, botanist Robin Kimmerer argues in her book, Braiding Sweetgrass, is that we have come to see ourselves as separate from nature, a distancing, ironically, encouraged in part by scientific discourse itself.

Kimmerer, a member of Potawatomi Nation, argues that this separation needs to be supplanted with a paradigm that connects us to nature by bridging heart and mind, and by developing an ethic of interdependence and reciprocity such as exists in the teachings and practices of indigenous peoples, who have lived in harmony with nature for millennia.

If the natural world as it has long existed — and which many of us revere — is to have any chance of surviving, we must learn to see nature this way, she insists.

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