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Thursday, April 20, 2023 | noon – 1 p.m.

“Spirituality and Ecology: (Re)Membering Black Women’s Legacies”

EnviroThursday - Space Place and Humanities Seminar Series

Speaker:  Ebony Aya, Program Manager for the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Macalester College

This talk will focus on (re)membering and ecology for Black women and what that has looked like in terms of our spiritual and cultural practices historically. The talk will explore what has happened to make us forget these spiritual and cultural practices of being connected to the earth, through brutalization, forced labor, and forced disconnection and discuss ways that Black women have helped us (re)claim what is lost.

Ebony Aya is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota in Curriculum and Instruction, with minors in Culture and Teaching and African American and African Studies. Additionally, she is the founder of the Aya Collective, a space that centers the expertise and experience of Black women in writing and is the author of published books, The Gospel According to a Black Woman and Incomplete Stories: On Loss, Love, and Hope, and recently launched the Aya Collective’s first anthology, Let the Black Women Say Ase’. All books can be purchased at

Refreshments provided

Contact: Ann Esson, [email protected]

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsor: Environmental Studies

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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