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Friday Live with Lyla June Johnston, A W4P Reading Series

June 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join the June 26th Writing for Peace Friday Live Reading with Lyla June Johnston.

Friday, June 26th, at 8pm EST Click here to join.

Lyla June Johnston will read her essay, The Story of How Humanity Fell In Love With Itself Once Again, and discuss her writing process and activism.

Learn more about Lyla June and read more of her work here.

Meeting ID: 865 8222 3528
Password: 705037


Read her essay here: The Story of How Humanity Fell In Love With Itself Once Again

Lyla June Johnston (known publicly as Lyla June) is an Indigenous musician, scholar, and community servant of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre presentation style has engaged audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. She blends studies in Human Ecology at Stanford, graduate work in Indigenous Pedagogy, and the traditional worldview she grew up with to inform her perspectives and solutions. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree, focusing on Indigenous food systems revitalization.

Lyla June is a student of global cycles of violence that eventually gave rise to The Native American Holocaust and the destruction of many cyclic relationships between human beings and nature. This exploration birthed her passion for revitalizing spiritual relationships with Mother Earth and cultivating spaces for forgiveness and reconciliation to occur between cultural groups.

In 2012, she graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Environmental Anthropology. During her time there she wrote the award winning papers: Nature and the Supernatural: The Role of Culture and Spirituality in Sustaining Primate Populations in Manu National Park, Peru and Chonos Pom: Ethnic Endemism Among the Winnemem Wintu and the Cultural Impacts of Enlarging Shasta Reservoir.

She spends her free time learning her endangered mother tongue, planting corn, beans and squash and spending time with elders who retain traditional spiritual and ecological knowledge.


Meeting ID: 865 8222 3528
Password: 705037

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June 26, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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