Virtual Book Discussion: The Home Place
August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature is a memoir written by ornithologist and professor of ecology at Clemson University, J. Drew Lanham. Lanham’s memoir reads like a collection of essays detailing his keen observation of nature; the land and sky surrounding his rural South Carolina home comes alive through the eyes of a born naturalist and bird-lover. We get a rich understanding of who he is as a black man in the American south, a home he shares with others who look and act differently than he does, yet who share his love of nature. Lanham reflects: “Home, after all, is more than a place on a map. It’s a place in the heart.”
Join Marie Roche and Nadya Hall for a discussion of this moving memoir and the inequities of black identity in America today, especially in the environmental field.
Program to take place over Zoom. Participants will receive the access code via email the day before the program.
Pre-registration is required. Registration available until noon the day before the event.