Here’s a chance to see and hear Indigenous leader, author, and scientist Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, in person or online, talking about the themes of her best-selling book, Braiding Sweetgrass. Dr. Kimmerer, a member of the Potawatomi Nation, writes about how integrating native traditions and scientific disciplines can provide us with a roadmap for a sustainable future.
The Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area will host this event. Charlene Nijmeh, chairwoman of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe will introduce Dr. Kimmerer and share information about the Muwekma Ohlone Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit whose goals include connecting with and caring for their ancestral lands in the Bay Area. A blessing and land acknowledgement will also be delivered by Vice Chairwoman Monica Arellano along with other tribal members.
From Kimmerer’s website:
“As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She holds a BS in Botany from SUNY ESF, an MS and PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.”
Sunday, May 15, 7 PM
California Theater, San Jose
Tickets ($10 – 20)
Or participate for free or watch a recording that will be available through midnight, Sunday, June 4th.
Ticket sales and online registration here.