Reading Group Braiding Sweetgrass Michael Wilcox

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Shakespeare and Company
  • 17


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We Are Still Here:
Northeastern Indigenous Peoples

University Days 2022 

Reading Group:

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and
the Teaching of Plants

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Discussion led by Michael Wilcox

Tuesday, September 13

In Person 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. only

(10:00 - 11:30 a.m. session is closed, no openings left)

at the Gallery at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

Each group will have a maximum of 20 participants.
Priority registration for OLLI members opens on August 1.
General registration opens on August 8.

In her unexpected New York Times best seller during the pandemic, Robin Wall Kimmerer weaves together luminous prose, science, and memorable storytelling that has changed the way her readers view the natural world. A member of the Citizen Potawatami Nation, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Kimmerer has become a leading voice for how to integrate traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) with modern science and the wisdom contained within plants themselves.  

Michael Wilcox, a retired financial services professional, autism advocate, OLLI instructor and student of Native American history, culture and language will lead this discussion. A Berkshire native, Michael knows the landscape of the Berkshires well and will bring Kimmerer’s understanding of nature to life in our local environment.

Books will be available at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

We may add extra in person sessions if overwhelming interest is shown. In person meetings will be at Shakespeare & Company.
Pre-registration is required. Register safely and securely online or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) to register by phone.

Learn more about University Days 2022: We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast. Lectures, art shows, walking tours and more!

Learning about the United States’ Native American Heritage is vital to weaving a more equitable social fabric for everyone. If you would like to contribute to our continuing work towards this goal click here to make a contribution to OLLI’s Northeast Indigenous Initiative, found in the “Designation” drop down menu.

 We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local cultural councils of Alford-Egremont, Dalton, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Mount Washington, North Berkshire, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield and Stockbridge and with in-kind support and partnership from Berkshire Community College and Shakespeare & Company.

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