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WISEWOMAN FORUM: Native People, My Ancestors, and Myself: The Ghosts that Guide Me: A Discussion with Karen Branan

  • Sunday, July 09, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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Discussion Group

This program will NOT be recorded.


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Inspired by our WISEWOMAN FORUM: Book discussion of Crazy Brave: A Memoir by Joy Harjo, facilitated by Janice Derr, Karen Branan explored her ancestral history involving Native massacres. She found that her ancestor, General Elias Beall, drove Joy Harjo's great-grandfather and family (Muscogee Creek tribe) out of Georgia in 1836. She will reflect on the myths that drove these men and the country, and the mysterious ways and unconscious reasons that both she and her father were drawn to creative engagement with Native people. Wisewomen will be invited to add their insights to her exploration. Please join us! (Participation in last year’s Crazy Brave discussion is not required.)

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to July 9.

Karen Branan is a former investigative reporter, author of The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets and My Search for the Truth. For many years she’s made retreats at The Apple Farm Community, doing inner work with counselors trained by Helen Luke.

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