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Public Reading: Marks of History, Memory, and Race in the Anthropocene with Dr. Lauret Savoy

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Monday, February 19, 2018
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A reading with Dr. Lauret Savoy, the author of Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape, and the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke, at the Full Frame Theater. This reading is free and open to the public.

A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, Dr. Savoy writes about the stories we tell of the American land's origins and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. In her book Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape, Dr. Savoy explores how the country's still unfolding history and ideas of "race" have marked her and the land. From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from "Indian Territory" and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past.

Dr. Savoy will be signing books at the conclusion of the reading. Regulator Books will be on hand with copies for sale.

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Contact: Mari Jorstad