“Place & Purpose” debuts Thursday, August 4, live from the backcountry of Sonoma Mountain. The first in a series of monthly live events, hosts Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann will explore the passing seasons and reflect on whether or not so many patterns of the past are unraveling in wake of a fast-approaching future. Sarris and Kaufmann are storytellers for whom the chaos of the modern world is tempered by a deep connection to land, home and community.
“We recognize that today’s society seems as challenged to remember the things it should, as it is to let go of the things that no longer serve,” stated Sarris. “We’re excited to explore the great opportunities for all of us to consider where our place and purpose fits into the larger natural world,” said Kaufmann.
About the Series:
With Greg Sarris and Obi Kaufmann
Length: 1 hour
More info and link to the event: http://www.placeandpurpose.live
Greg Sarris is the author of “Becoming Story,” the anthology “Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts,” the novel “Watermelon Nights,” and scripts for screen and stage including HBO’s “Grand Avenue.” He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and is a Distinguished Chair Emeritus in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University.
Obi Kaufmann is an American naturalist, writer, and illustrator. He is the author of “The California Field Atlas,” a guide to the state's ecology and geography. The book features hundreds of his watercolor paintings of maps, wildlife and other aspects of nature. Other works include “The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource,” “The Forests of California,” “The Coasts of California” and “The Deserts of California.”
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