NONFICTION READING—6:30 p.m., Phipps Auditorium (Macmillan Hall)
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y. She serves as the founding 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 our shared goals of sustainability. Of European and Anishinaabe ancestry, Kimmerer is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her latest book, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants," was released in 2013 and was awarded the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Please note that her public reading will take place in Phipps Auditorium, located on the second floor of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Robin Wall Kimmerer's appearance is co-sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies and First Nations & Indigenous Studies programs at Wells College.