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Readings on Race Discussion Group

Readings on Race Discussion Group

Join Readings on Race for something different this winter: zooming out (and meeting over zoom), we will sit with broader perspectives on the "Human Race" in relationship with the non-human world. This podcast is part of a larger project, which you can learn about here

Meetings will be Monday evenings (see dates below) at 7pm on Zoom. We will discuss 2 episodes every week. Find links to the podcast and other resources here.

Register to join on Zoom by clicking here. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

Readings on Race is led by a group of committed community members.  

About the podcast: Kinship With The More Than Human World podcast

"In various cultures around the world, human identity cannot be separated from our nonhuman kin. The landscapes we call home — grasslands and forests, mountains and rocks, rivers and oceans — are shared by nonhuman beings who may be considered relatives. Age-old myths and modern science reinforce these kinship relationships. From forest ecology to the human microbiome, emerging research suggests that being human is a complicated journey made possible only by the good graces of our many companions. Leading scientists, philosophers and writers illuminate ways in which “personhood” transcends the human species and shows how kinship practices can deepen our care and respect for the more-than-human world."

Mondays 7-8pm
Discussing two episodes each week. Contact the library if you need help accessing the podcasts. You can listen on Spotify, Google Podcasts. The first four have transcripts online and article links if you prefer to read.
February 13th
"1:Eye-to-eye animal encounters" and "2:Plants as persons"
February 27th
"3:When mountains are gods" and "4:Shapeshifting"
March 13th
"5:Kincentricity" and "6:Internet of trees"
March 27th
"7:Mind-bending world of mushrooms" and "8: Wisdom of the desert"


Monday, March 27, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Event Organizer

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Kayleigh Thomas

Assistant Director
(207) 374-5515 x11.