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Braiding Sweetgrass and the Honorable Harvest: A Conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass and the Honorable Harvest: A Conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer

The LaSalle Public Library, in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present, will virtually host author, botanist, and indigenous science professor, Robin Wall Kimmerer in conversation with author Cindy Crosby, on Wednesday, June 21st, at 7:00 p.m. central time. In this insightful and inspiring talk, Robin will share her unique perspective on the interconnectedness of humans and nature and the importance of recognizing and respecting the gifts of the earth. She will delve into her own experiences as a botanist, indigenous science professor, and environmental advocate, and offer insights into her journey of learning to listen to the voice of the natural world.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is an acclaimed author, botanist, and indigenous science professor known for her deep connection to nature and passion for promoting a more sustainable and equitable world. Her writing blends indigenous knowledge, scientific research, and personal experiences to offer a unique perspective on the interdependence of humans and the natural world. Her first book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” has received widespread praise and has become a touchstone in the movement towards rethinking our relationship with the earth.

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler or contributor to more than 20 books. Cindy earned a master's degree in natural resources/environmental communication from University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point in 2014. She is a steward on the Schulenberg Prairie at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, and coordinates dragonfly monitoring activities as a steward for the Arboretum and for Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, IL.

This program is free and open to the public, and made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Register – https://bit.ly/ILP_RobinWallKimmerer.

For more information, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341.

LaSalle Public Library
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM on Wed, 21 Jun 2023
LaSalle Public Library
305 Marquette Street
LaSalle, Illinois 61301