Nov 3: American Dreams, Swedish Dreams, and Dreams of Sustainability

Brown-bag lunch seminar with Sara Jolena Wolcott

The United States of America imagines itself as the land where “dreams come true”. But for the indigenous peoples whose land was stolen from them and for those African-slaves whose labor and freedom was stolen, nothing could be farther from the truth. In our generation, more people are becoming truth-tellers about America’s internal colonial history and her continued inaccurate identities. From this space of truth, can more accurate dreams – goals, visions, hopes – emerge that have a better capacity to transform our world? Can shining light upon the difficult parts of our social-ecological history and our present moment better equip us to survive in the Anthropocene Age? In this Seminar, American eco-theologian Sara Jolena Wolcott, M.Div., a descendent of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, explores these questions with you, enabling an unusual Swedish-American dialogue.


Time: Friday, November 3rd, 12.15-14.00 (Bring your own lunch!)

Place: CEMUS Library, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16


We will take a short break at 13.00, so feel free to drop by during your lunch break! We will continue until 14.00 with those can stay on to explore these questions more deeply.