January 24, 2022
Discussion of the Spring 2022 Common Reading Selection, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a discussion of the Spring 2022 Common Reading Selection, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
A copy of Braiding Sweetgrass will be provided, while supplies last, to those who register for this event. The books will be delivered prior to the end of the fall semester so that participants can read the book over the winter break. An ebook version of Braiding Sweetgrass is also available from the Waidner-Spahr Library.
To learn more and register, visit: https://libguides.dickinson.edu/commonreading/
About Braiding Sweetgrass: This beautifully written book blends modern science and native cultural practices. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. The book is highly relevant to the Dickinson community with the recent approval of our official land acknowledgment, confirmation of Dickinson’s connection to the Carlisle Industrial Indian School (which is mentioned in the book), and our focus on sustainability. In fact, Kimmerer helps to demonstrate why our commitment to sustainability is so vitally important. Kimmerer’s book is a New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times bestseller, in addition to other awards and accolades.