September 1, 1-3pm “It was normal for my own mother, Naomi, to teach me that the best way to grow plants, beans, and flowers was to read to them, and sing. Perhaps the greatest songs I’ve ever sung in the garden were African American spirituals, which made me feel a divine ancestral presence all around. Listening is a core part of singing. I learned this early, and the more I listened the louder the music of the earth grew.” – from Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths by Dr. Melanie Harris.
Join Sarah Holst in reading Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths by Dr. Melanie Harris as the final part of the Climate Justice CPE. Four years ago, Dr. Melanie Harris led our community through a process of racial reparations: Living into the Difficult. Join us as we read her book which beautifully outlines the connections between climate, gender, and racial justice. We will discuss the themes of her book and our own ancestral relationships to the earth. Copies are available at Peace Church for $15. See Weekly Email Reminders for Zoom link.