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The N Word: Nature Revisited with Dr. Carolyn Finney

Free Zoom Webinar, November 11, 7:00 PM Register at GPL.ORG

An “accidental environmentalist”, Dr. Finney discusses being black in nature and the rich history of Black environmentalism through engaging storytelling.

Dr. Finney, currently an artist-in-residence and the Environmental Studies Professor of Practice in the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College, is a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer. A Fulbright Scholar, a Canon National Parks Science Scholar and recipient of a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Studies, she has served on the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board assisting the National Park Service in engaging in relations of reciprocity with diverse communities. Her first book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors was released in 2014.

This program is free, but please register to receive the Zoom link.

This is a joint presentation from the Groton Public Library and The Groton Conservation Trust and the Racial and Social Justice Group. It is made possible, in part, with grants from the Town of Groton’s Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund and the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.