“Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Please join CREW DC for the second book in our 2022 Leading with Learning program. We provide a safe, facilitated space to engage with each other and with the texts – as the learning journey and community building continues. CREW is connecting the challenges of racism with the history and reality of commercial real estate in this quarterly program.
In Braiding Sweetgrass, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer tackles everything from sustainable agriculture to pond scum as a reflection of her Potawatomi heritage, which carries a stewardship 'which could not be taken by history: the knowing that we belonged to the land.'... It's a book absorbed with the unfolding of the world to observant eyes--that sense of discovery that draws us in. She knows that the answer to all forms of ecological unbalance have long been hidden in plain sight, told in the language of plants and animals, minerals and elements. She draws on her own heritage... pairing science with Indigenous principles and storytelling to advocate for a renewed connection between human beings and nature. She puts forth the notion that we ought to be interacting in such a way that the land should be thankful for the people.
We offer facilitator training for CREW DC members as part of this program and hope you will join us. If you are interested in facilitator training, email email@example.com.
Cost includes the book, a reader’s guide, and access to two discussion meetings. You may attend one or both discussion meetings – each meeting will be a unique conversation.
This program is open to CREW members and nonmembers.
SESSIONS – you may choose one or both
Session 1: Tuesday, May 3 - IN-PERSON
4:30 to 6 PM
200 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
Resolute Consulting (in the WeWork Location at Capitol Crossing)
Rideshare strongly recommended
Closest Metro is Judiciary Square on the Red Line
Session 2: Thursday, June 9 - VIRTUAL
9 to 10:30 AM
Zoom link will be provided
Please provide a complete mailing address for shipment of the book. PO boxes not permitted.
Register by March 31 to ensure timely book delivery.
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