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May Book Club

For more information contact:
Maureen Kinney
As Long as Grass Grows:
The Indigenous Fight for
Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

by Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Dina Gilio-Whitaker | Climate One

Through the unique lens of "Indigenized environmental justice," Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle. As Long As Grass Grows gives readers an accessible history of Indigenous resistance to government and corporate incursions on their lands and offers new approaches to environmental justice activism and policy.

Throughout 2016, the Standing Rock protest put a national spotlight on Indigenous activists, but it also underscored how little Americans know about the longtime historical tensions between Native peoples and the mainstream environmental movement. Ultimately, she argues, modern environmentalists must look to the history of Indigenous resistance for wisdom and inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future.

Meeting Location. The May Book Club will again gather in the meeting room of RiverPlace Apartments, located at 1 RiverPlace Dr., La Crosse, which is adjacent to International Friendship Gardens. Participants should enter through the front entrance and press "18" on the entryway intercom. Parking is available in front of the building or in the International Friendship Gardens parking lot in back. 

Registration Although registration for this in-person meeting will not be required, participants are encouraged to register if they wish to receive an event reminder as well as any potential updates to meeting information.

For more information contact:
Maureen Kinney

Monday, May 22, 2023, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Riverplace Apartments meeting room
1 Riverplace Dr.
La Crosse, WI  54601
Additional Info:
Book Club
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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