Intersectionality/White Privilege Training
Olbrich Botanical Garden's
Rainforest Rhythms Series
@ Bolz Conservatory
Indonesian Dance of Illinois
Indonesian Dance of Illinois (IDI) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the Indonesian cultural arts in the community. Founded in 2008 by I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda, the group introduces the Indonesian performing arts through dance and music in theatres, festivals, schools, workshops, and community events throughout the Midwest.
Indonesian Dance of Illinois is honored to showcase cultural dances and music inspired by the enchanting rainforest of Indonesia at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
The Rainforest Rhythms Series
The Olbrich Botanical Garden's Rainforest Rhythms series celebrates cultures in rainforest (tropical and sub-tropical) regions around the world with authentic performances of music and dance. The series offers performances for all ages and includes free admission to Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.
While exploring the Bolz Conservatory before or after the performance, pick up an I Spy activity sheet and search for unique plants in the Bolz Conservatory! Families will have fun learning about plants related to the culture highlighted during the day's performance
Annual Spring POWWOW, 2019
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League – but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.
Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up – way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty police officer beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.
So you want to talk about race
by Ijeoma Oluo
National Book Review: Review by Jenny Blatt
An Incisive Look at Race and How We Should be Talking About It
Let me say at the outset: this book is for everyone — white or black or any color in between. If you are white, it will make you see nuances of racism that you were probably not aware of, including within yourself, your loved ones, and coworkers. If you are a person of color, it will give you ways to respond calmly, rationally, and intelligently, even when dealing with the well-meaning “I’m not racist” white friend or coworker.
by Kimmerer, Robin Wall . Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2013. Edition: First edition.
Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise. (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.
Available at Madison Public Library in print and audio editions