Social Justice Book Club

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The Social Justice Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Mission Branch Library (Community Room) and online (Zoom) at 6:00 pm. The Social Justice Book Club explores social justice issues through literature and nonfiction while providing a safe place to discuss important topics, share ideas, and inspire critical thinking about equality and justice.

A note on content warnings. The topics covered in the books we read for the Social Justice Book Club will inherently have difficult, possibly triggering descriptions of events. Without being able to warn ahead of time about potential triggers in each book we read, I ask that you please take the time to check-in with yourself and give yourself the permission to disengage if you are feeling overwhelmed.

The book we will be discussing is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Please find it in our catalog or request it through Link+. Description: 

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.


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