Author Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer to Visit Breck

We are excited to share that Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, will visit campus next week. Our chapel theme this year, "The Way of Reciprocity," was inspired by Dr. Kimmerer's insightful invitation to live in reciprocity with the earth. An all community gathering will be held in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit from 9:50-10:30am on Thursday, May 19, 2022. This event is open to Breck students, faculty, parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and community partners. Dr. Kimmerer will offer a presentation and will then host a question and answer session led by our Native students. Please join us! 

About Dr. Kimmerer

Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, writer, and Distinguished Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York, and the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. She is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a student of the plant nations. Her writings include Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching fo PlantsGathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses which was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and the bestselling Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom. As a writer and a scientist, her interests include not only land restoration of ecological communities but restoration of our relationship to the land.

Photo Credit: Dale Kakkak 

 

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