June 10, 2021; 6 pm RMT
“Childhood Malnutrition, Empowering Women, and Healing the Earth”
Susan J. Tweit in conversation with Sharman Apt Russell, author of Within Our Grasp, a book on how childhood malnutrition affects our economies and cultures, and also the future of the planet—and also the very reasonable solutions for this global problem; sponsored and hosted by Women’s International Study Center.
“I’m a plant biologist with a calling to restore nature and our connection with the community of the land, especially right at home where we live, work and play. Plants are my “people”—I am fascinated by the myriad ways they weave the world’s living communities, forming the green tapestry that covers this planet, and providing homes, food, natural materials, and the oxygen we breathe.
I began my career as a field ecologist studying sagebrush, grizzly bears, and wildfires. I reveled in the work and the time outside in the West’s expansive landscapes, but eventually realized I loved the stories in the data more than collecting those data. So I learned how to tell those stories, not an easy trick for a scientist schooled in dispassionate, impersonal prose.
My writing rises from the intersection of head and heart, love and loss, science and storytelling, hope and grief, devastation and restoration—from the well of life itself.”
-Susan J. Tweit