Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods believes in the power of nature and art to heal and nourish communities. However, natural areas, parks and preserves are often not safe or accessible places for BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities, due to over-policing, racial profiling within green spaces, institutional bias, and other systemic injustices.
Join this six-part virtual workshop series, hosted via Zoom, exploring environmental inequity in Lake County and surrounding areas through connection, empathy, and anti-racist action. This monthly series will take place on the last Thursday of each month. For our September session on Thursday, September 30th at 5:30 PM, we will be discussing Winona LaDuke's 2020 book To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers. Winona LaDuke is an incredible, internationally renowned writer, economist, and water protector who will be receiving Brushwood Center's 2021 Distinguished Environmental Leadership Award during the virtual Smith Nature Symposium Awards Ceremony on October 2nd (tickets now available!). To find a copy of this book at your local indie bookstore, you can use this website.
Free tickets are available for those unable to pay, no questions asked.