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Bestselling author Robin Wall Kimmerer speaks at Nazareth College on March 7

Published February 27, 2023

On the heels of winning a MacArthur Fellow grant — the so-called genius grant — author Robin Wall Kimmerer is speaking at Nazareth at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, in Nazareth Arts Center’s Callahan Theater. The event is free, and no tickets are required. The theater seats nearly 1,000 people, and doors open at 4:30 p.m. ASL interpretation provided.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, an environmental biology scholar, and a mother, Wall Kimmerer weaves her identities together to tell a story of connection. Her talk is titled The Path Forward: Stories of Connection and Sustainability.

Her talk concludes with  a Q&A period (submit questions here), followed by book signing in the lobby. Attendees may bring their own copy of her book, or purchase one in the lobby.

Wall Kimmerer — winner of a so-called genius grant, a 2022 MacArthur Fellow — is a changemaker through her writing, speaking, and teaching. She shares both science and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge to help people see the relationship between nature and humans and to promote environmental stewardship. At the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, Wall Kimmerer is a distinguished teaching professor of environmental biology and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

The author’s visit is sponsored by The Charles Mills Writing Center at Nazareth and supported by a Nazareth Changemakers in Action grant. Braiding Sweetgrass was Nazareth’s 2022 Summer Read book, chosen to support the goal of moving ever closer towards equity and inclusion for our entire community.

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