Library EventBook Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass - Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

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Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

11/21/2020 4:00pm 11/21/2020 5:00pm Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass - Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Join us for a discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer's "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings 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 plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. This discussion will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. A reminder email will be sent out the day before the event with the Zoom connection details. Copies of Braiding Sweetgrass are available both in print and digitially from the Iowa City Public Library. Unlimited copies of the Audiobook version are now available on Libby and Overdrive for patrons of the Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Libraries. This event is sponsored by Green Iowa AmeriCorps of Iowa City, Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, and the Iowa City Public Library. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Join us for a discussion of Robin Wall Kimmerer's "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings 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 plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

This discussion will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. A reminder email will be sent out the day before the event with the Zoom connection details.

Copies of Braiding Sweetgrass are available both in print and digitially from the Iowa City Public Library. Unlimited copies of the Audiobook version are now available on Libby and Overdrive for patrons of the Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Libraries.

This event is sponsored by Green Iowa AmeriCorps of Iowa City, Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, and the Iowa City Public Library.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Green Iowa AmeriCorps of Iowa City; Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Cosponsor Name: Megan Hill

Cosponsor Phone: 3193395399