Book Club: As Long as Grass Grow

July 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Environmental Law Section of the California Lawyers Association


We invite our Environmental Law Section (ELS) members and others to stay connected and inspired through our new ELS Book Club. Our book selections touch upon environmental law issues through a range of styles and topics. Registration information is coming soon. As another participation option, we also plan to hold some discussion through posts and commenting on our social media feeds.

As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
By: Dina Gilio-Whitaker (2019)

Through the unique lens of “Indigenized environmental justice,” Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle. Ultimately, she argues, modern environmentalists must look to the history of Indigenous resistance for wisdom and inspiration in our common fight for a just and sustainable future. We look forward to discussing the lessons ELS members glean from this book, and how we might most like to see these lessons applied in our communities.

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