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GATHER: ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

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$35 ($30 for Members)
$56.73 with Book ($51.73 for Members)

Join mother, scientist, decorated professor, and author, Robin Wall Kimmerer for a conversation on her collection of essays, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants.

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 plans 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 acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

Braiding Sweetgrass was named a New York Times Best Seller, a Washington Post Best Seller, a Los Angeles Times Best Seller, a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub, A Book Riot “Favorite Summer Read of 2020,” and a Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation.

Copies of Braiding Sweetgrass can be purchased in advance with tickets or on the day of the program, while supplies last.

Photo: Matt Roth

SPONSORS
This program is presented as part of GATHER: Conversations Led by Black & Indigenous Changemakers, co-produced by Guild Hall and Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio. Revenue from the program will equally support Learning programs at both Guild Hall and Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio.

Guild Hall’s Learning + New Works programs are made possible through The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Vital Projects Fund, the Glickberg/Abrahams S. Kutler Foundation, Stephanie Joyce and Jim Vos, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

When:

Sun, Jun 16, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where:

  • Guild Hall
  • 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, USA

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