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NYU Reads Braiding Sweetgrass: A Fireside Chat on Sustainability & Food Insecurity

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For NYU Community

book cover of Braiding Sweetgrass

Join the Office of Student Affairs on Tuesday, October 12 in the MakerSpace Event Space for an intimate fireside chat as we read along with NYU Reads' Spring 2021 selection, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and discuss themes of sustainability, especially in food, and environmental justice. Tandon Industry Assistant Professor, Alice Reznickova, will be in conversation with Tandon undergraduate student, Christina Curry, discussing their research and connection to these important themes.

Student participants who attend will be entered into a giveaway where 2 winners will receive a sustainable food storage set! Food will also be available to participants at the conclusion of the event.

Braiding Sweetgrass is a remarkable collection of essays seeking to reconcile science with traditional cultural knowledge. The author, Robin Wall Kimmerer, is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and is a Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she also serves as Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

*Please note that prior reading of Braiding Sweetgrass is recommended but not required.*