UCSB MCC Lecture: “BRAIDING SWEETGRASS” with author Robin Kimmerer

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Thu, Oct 15 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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UCSB MultiCultural Center Diversity Lecture Series Presents Braiding Sweetgrass with Robin Wall Kimmerer:

ONLINE LECTURE ZOOM LINK: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/91627578064

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, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. 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.

The MultiCultural Center is the social justice and anti-racism hub on the UCSB campus, and hosts quarterly music performances that elevate and celebrate the vibrancy of diverse communities. For more, visit http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/.



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