LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 8, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College and the Student Sustainability Council will present a campus keynote from Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Gathering Moss” and “Braiding Sweetgrass,” and 2022 MacArthur Fellow, to be held at noon Thursday, April 6, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.
Kimmerer will present on "Indigenous Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge" from the perspective of a mother, plant ecologist, decorated professor and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
Kimmerer is a State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Science and Forestry. She also serves as the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for shared goals of sustainability.
This free public event is made possible with generous support from units across campus and in the community.
Visitor parking will be available at The Cornerstone Garage, which is approximately a 10-minute walk to the Singletary Center.
Learn more about Kimmerer here: https://wholesumky.org/?p=5728.
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