Jefferson Humanities Forum: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants – Feb 28

Posted by Jefferson Humanities Forum on February 1, 2022

Robin Wall Kimmerer: Braiding Sweetgrass

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 Teachings 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 OrionWhole 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, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Dr. Kimmerer will be in conversation Anne Bower, PhD, Professor of Biology, College of Life Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University, who has extensive international consulting experience with USAID and Peace Corps in agriculture, forestry, and parks management and recently completed certification in Medicinal Herbalism at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Date and Time: Monday, February 28, 5:30-6:30 PM,

Online via Zoom. Free and open to the public.


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