Lauret Savoy: Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday, February 19, 2018, 6pm
This event is free, but you must reserve your ticket.Please click here to RSVP.
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. 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.
The reading is presented by the Kenan Institute for Ethics, with support from The Katz Family Women, Ethics, and Leadership Fund and the Luce Anthropocene Project, along with the Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University.