MARCH Programs

Book Club

Visiting Scholar Series

Public Talks

Upcoming Programs

MARCH Book Club: The Home Place

Sunday, July 7, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for our midsummer selection of the MARCH Book Club in reading and discussing The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, a deeply moving meditation on nature, identity, place, and Black identity in the rural South.

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Past Programs

MARCH Book Club: How Far the Light Reaches

Sunday, April 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join MARCH for our spring session of the book club where we’ll discuss How Far the Light Reaches by Sabrina Imbler, and enjoy a Q-and-A session with the author. How Far the Light Reaches is an eco-memoir that weaves the wonders of marine biology with stories of their own family, relationships, and coming of age.

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Visiting Scholar Series: A Day with Sara J. Grossman

Wednesday, February 28, 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM

In this workshop, we will push against the notion that weather and climate knowledge is best rendered through numerical data. Instead, we will experiment with a form of weather rendering that utilizes cyanotype printing and the gathering of earth materials in the creation of a “local weather record.”

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MARCH Book Club: Emergence Magazine

Sunday, February 25, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

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MARCH Book Club: Upstream

Sunday, December 10, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.

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Dog Feelings: From Animal Stories to Therapy Animals

Wednesday, December 6, 11:00 – 12:20 PM

Dr. Jillian Sayre will talk about her recent article “But for his dog: Companion Animals in American
Frontier Narratives” and what we can learn from dog stories and animal kinship. As part of this talk, the Office of Disability Services will talk about Robeson Library’s “Woof Wednesday” therapy dog program and participants will be able to engage with and think about therapy dogs in conversation with Dr. Sayre’s research.

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Encountering Death: Mourning in Philosophy and Cultural Practice

Tuesday, November 14, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Join MARCH Director Jillian Sayre, alongside Kipp Gilmore-Clough, for their lecture “Encountering Death: Mourning in Philosophy and Cultural Practice,” part of the Death Under Glass exhibit at the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA).

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MARCH Book Club: Gathering Moss

Sunday, October 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

In Gathering Moss, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer teaches about mosses and their communities but also encourages readers to think differently about their own relationships to the natural world. What can we learn about ourselves and the world around us by looking closely and thinking carefully about parts of our environment that we tend to ignore or take for granted?

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