Racial Justice Book Discussion – Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Racial Justice Book Discussion – Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

NOTE DATE CHANGE.  Join SURJ Marin facilitators on August 15th, at 4:30-6:00pm PST, to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  With deep compassion and graceful prose, botanist and professor of plant ecology Kimmerer (Gathering Moss) encourages readers to consider the ways that our lives and language weave through the natural world. A mesmerizing storyteller, she shares legends from her Potawatomi ancestors to illustrate the culture of gratitude in which we all should live. In such a culture, “Everyone knows that gifts will follow the circle of reciprocity and flow back to you again… The grass in the ring is trodden down in a path from gratitude to reciprocity. We dance in a circle, not in a line.”  She reminds readers that “we are showered every day with gifts, but they are not meant for us to keep… Our work and our joy is to pass along the gift and to trust that what we put into the universe will always come back.”

This workshop is intended primarily for the education of white people. We welcome all who want to help move white people along in the movement for racial justice.

The event will not be recorded.

You can get this book at your local library, or if purchasing, we recommend a local bookseller such as https://www.bookpassage.com/ or online at https://ashaybythebay.com/ in support of a Black-owned bookstore.August 15

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