Monday, April 3rd – 4:30-6 p.m.
From Soil to Stars: A Reading & Conversation with Erin Sharkey & Michael Kleber-Diggs
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.
Augsburg’s Environmental Action Committee, Pan-Afrikan Student Services, and MFA Department, along with our friends at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS), invite the Augsburg community and partners to an evening of exploration into the intersections between People and Planet: Intersectional Environmentalism.
Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in Lot D. Our friends at Strive Publishing & Bookstore will have books for sale in person at the event or you can order them online at Milkweed Books. Photos from Augsburg’s Pan-Afrikan Archive will be on display.
Location: Augsburg University’s Hagfors Center, Room 150 & Zoom ***Register in advance for the virtual option: https://augsburg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nURxhbBQTJugZwSoU0movQ
Contact: Monica McDaniel, Sustainability Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)