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2024 | Drop-In Macrame Activity: Braiding Our Stories

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Macrame keychains and book cover

Drop-In Macrame Activity: Braiding Our Stories

In WSU’s 2024 common reading book, Braiding Sweetgrass, author Robin Wall Kimmerer urges us to consider the many parts of ourselves that are woven together and that make making us strong, resilient, and beautiful. Reflecting on her experience weaving a black ash basket, she writes, “[The baskets] are all made of the same stuff yet each is itself. That’s the way it is with…people, too, all made of the same thing and each their own kind of beautiful.” Come engage in a short reflective activity: Create a simple macrame key chain that symbolizes the strands of self you honor and value, while also building connections with others in the WSU community. All materials provided. Hosted by the WSU Pullman Common Reading Program.

On January 16 this activity takes place in the Schnitzer museum, which features Here in a Homemade Forest: Common Reading Connections, an exhibition curated in response to the book Braiding Sweetgrass. January 16 is the National Day of Racial Healing 2024. For additional related programs at the museum, see our upcoming events page.

NOTE: On January 31 this program will be offered again from 3:30-5:00 pm in CUE 202.



The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus.


January 16
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Kristin Becker