Eyes on the Land Book Group
Join us for good food, good company and good conversation on contemporary books related to environmental issues, our connection to the land, nature and the Berkshires. Through our discussions, we hope to celebrate our love for nature, learn from new perspectives and contemplate how these topics can affect our lives in the Berkshires.
When: Meets every 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6 – 7:30 PM at Sheep Hill
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Next Meeting Date: February 16th at 6 pm
Join us for a discussion of Fresh Banana Leaves by Dr. Jessica Hernandez. This book discusses the exclusion of Indigenous voices from conservation decisions and practices. Through case studies, Dr. Hernandez provides a historical overview of these issues using stories that center the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous Latin American land protectors. Dr. Hernandez is a Maya Ch’orti’ and Binnizá environmental scholar, scientist and community advocate in the Pacific Northwest.
Participants are encouraged to come with a quote, passage, question, theme, idea, or topic from the book that spoke to them. Additional relevant material, including other books, podcasts, documentaries, articles, poems, art pieces, etc. are welcome!
Copies are available through the C/WMars interlibrary system both in hard copy and e-book form.
Bookings are closed for this event.