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WE-WISH SIG: March Book Club
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:00 PM EST
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Please WE-WISH SIG for our second Book Club. In honor of Women's History Month, we will be reading: As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker.

"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."

If you are able to join our committee to discuss the book on Tuesday, March 23rd, at 12:00 pm, please RSVP here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected].

Each WE-WISH Event is constructed to offer different levels of engagement for wherever you may find yourself on your racial journey and your comfort level. Please see below for the Levels of Engagement* as outlined on each event flyer.


Thank you!

Karen Archibee & Danny Robinson, Co-Chairs

*All events are open to members, but some encourage a higher level of engagement around various topics. See key below associated with each event:

101 - Newcomer
201 - Mid-Level
301 – Leadership