Portrait Unveiling and Author Talk: Robin Wall Kimmerer
We are happy to co-sponsor Robin Wall Kimmerer's visit to the Blue Hill Peninsula. This event is hosted at the Bay School's Emlen Hall in Blue Hill.
This will be a multi-faceted event, including:
- the unveiling of Robert Shetterly's portrait of Kimmerer - a recent addition to Shetterly's Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series
- author talk, including discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass (study focus of the RFS Women's Circle)
- music by Timbered Lake and Shawn Mercer
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Trippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.
Event sponsors include: Americans Who Tell the Truth, Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Blue Hill Books; Wabanaki/REACH, Reversing Falls Women’s Circle, Peninsula Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, Island Peace and Justice.