RISE Book Club: LEGACY by Suzanne Methot

Date: January 25, 2020

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Edmonton Public Library - Capilano Branch, 9915 67 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 0H2

Discussion

Join us at the next RISE Book Club gathering with Alberta author Suzanne Methot as we discuss her recent book LEGACY: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing.

Five hundred years of colonization have taken an incalculable toll on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas: substance use disorders and shockingly high rates of depression, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions brought on by genocide and colonial control. With passionate logic and chillingly clear prose, author and educator Suzanne Methot uses history, human development, and her own and others’ stories to trace the roots of Indigenous cultural dislocation and community breakdown in an original and provocative examination of the long-term effects of colonization. But all is not lost. Methot also shows how we can come back from this with Indigenous ways of knowing lighting the way.

Follow along as we read LEGACY together by visiting THIS LINK.

Everyone is welcome at the event, even if you have not read the book! We will discuss the book, the impacts of intergenerational trauma, and Suzanne’s personal story along with the author.

Space is limited and you must reserve your free space in order to attend.