Braiding Sweet Grass

Mount Holyoke College’s Common Read for 2022-2023 will be “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book, published in 2013, centers Indigenous knowledge as an alternative or complementary approach to mainstream scientific methodologies. For more information about this year’s Common Read and the selection process as well as how the choice ties into the goals of the College.

Events and discussions will take place throughout the academic year and LITS has compiled a reading guide to use as you read “Braiding Sweetgrass.”

To learn more about the College’s Common Read program and past selections.

Considering Indigeneity

Tue, Oct 4, 2022 11pm to 5pm

Throughout history, the conceptual boundaries of Indigeneity have been predominantly shaped, broadened, and constrained by settler colonialism, imperialism, and white supremacy. Rather than an...

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Hortense Parker 2022: Freeing The Creative Soul

Thu, Oct 6, 2022 6pm to 9pm

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the Hortense Parker Celebration . Class 1883, Hortense Parker is the first known person of color to graduate from Mount Holyoke College and the first known...


Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Mon, Oct 10, 2022

A day to celebrate Indigenous peoples and to acknowledge their long history and culture as the first peoples and nations on this land. Most administrative and academic offices are closed.

Latinx Heritage Month 2022 “Cosechando & Blooming" Presents Noche Latina

Sat, Oct 15, 2022 6pm to 9pm

Noche Latinx is a celebration of the Latinx community and culture. There will be performers form the 5-Colleges and the Pioneer Valley,music, food, and more. There will also be an after party...