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What are the politics of nature? Who owns it, where is it, and what role does it play in our lives? Does it need to be tamed? Are we ourselves natural? Erin Sharkey and Michael Kleber-Diggs will discuss, A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars, a collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory. The collection explores stories spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles, traveling from roots to space–finding rich Blackness everywhere. Together we will consider the significance of nature in our lives and on the role of nature in the lives of Black folks.
Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in Lot D. Books can be purchased in person at the event and online. Photos from Augsburg’s Pan-Afrikan Archive will be on display.
When: Monday April 3rd 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Hagfors Center, Room 150 & Zoom
Contact: Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)