Ecological & Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices

Social and Ecological Healing Cover
Cover Art by Raina Gentry

We are excited to announce Jeanine M. Canty, Department Chair and Professor in Naropa’s Environmental Studies Department, is releasing a new book!

“The book, available August 10th from Routledge, is an edited collection of essays by fifteen multicultural women (including a few Anglo women) who are doing work that crosses the boundaries of ecological and social healing.

The women are prominent academics, writers and leaders spanning Native American, Indigenous, Asian, African, Latina, Jewish and Multiracial backgrounds. The contributors—including Nina Simons, Belvie Rooks and Susan Griffin—express a myriad of ways that the relationship between the ecological and social have brought new understanding to their experiences and work in the world. Moreover by working with these edges of awareness, they are identifying new forms of teaching, leading, healing and positive change.

Ecological and Social Healing is rooted in these ideas and speaks to an “edge awareness or consciousness.” In essence this speaks to the power of integrating multiple and often conflicting views and the transformations that result. As women working across the boundaries of the ecological and social, we have powerful experiences that are creating new forms of healing.”

We often speak of books “breaking” new ground. Ecological and Social Healing heals it. It asks us all to reconnect areas of life that have been falsely divided to (re)discover the wisdom necessary to bear witness to the pain of the societal disconnect that has led to the degradation of our collective habitat. Only from that place of honoring can true healing begin. It is more than just reclaiming the feminine and the indigenous. It is reclaiming the whole.
~ Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Sensei

Pre-order/purchase the book here.

Related Events:

September 8th – If you live in (or are traveling to) the New York area, join us for a book launch event at The New School, with a panel discussion moderated by Milano Dean Michelle De Pass, featuring editor Jeanine M. Canty and contributors Prof. Ana Baptista, Prof. Nina S. Roberts and Prof. Ju-Pong Lin. LEARN MORE.

October 21-23 – At the 2016 Bioneers Conference, the book’s diverse contributors will lead a workshop exploring how being situated between ecological and social justice movements has opened them up to new understandings and new ways of teaching and leading. LEARN MORE.


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