The Cost of Free Land book club conversation.
Join us in December for a special book club conversation with writer Rebecca Clarren!
Join Seeding Justice, Temple Beth Israel of Eugene, Havurah Shalom of Portland, and the Jewish Federation of Lane County as we welcome Portland-based, award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren and Seeding Justice Executive Director Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce and Yakama) in a conversation around Clarren’s new book, The Cost of Free Land.
Clarren’s book combines investigative reporting with Clarren’s own family history “to reveal the intertwined stories of her family and the Lakota, and the devastating cycle of loss of Indigenous land, culture, and resources that continues today. With deep empathy and clarity of purpose, Clarren grapples with the personal and national consequences of this legacy of violence and dispossession. What does it mean to survive oppression only to perpetuate and benefit from the oppression of others? By shining a light on the people and families tangled up in this country’s difficult history, The Cost of Free Land invites readers to consider their own culpability and what, now, can be done.”
Join us over Zoom for what promises to be an important and deeply meaningful discussion.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
5:30-7:00 PM PST
Free to attend!
“In this gripping book, Rebecca Clarren turns her unflinching gaze on her Jewish ancestors who escaped persecution only to unwittingly take part in a holocaust that, in the words of one Lakota man, ‘lasted four hundred years.’ In taking to heart the counsel of both Indigenous elders and Jewish leaders to seek truth and make redress, she creates a new model for engaged history.”
—Margaret Jacobs, author of After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America’s Stolen Lands