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Sierra Crane Murdoch '05 presents Yellow Bird - Shared screen with speaker view
Karen Benko
20:04
Woo hooooo!
Bailey Rogers
20:06
'05 Represent!!
Bridget McGivern (Practicum, she/her)
20:10
Woooooooooo!
Mosey Walrod Leckie '71
20:54
That is HUGE! Congratulations on the Pulitzer nomination, Sierra.
Jyoti Srivastava
21:15
Amazing!
Margaret Clark
50:43
Hello Everyone!!! Please free to start entering questions for Sierra in the chat!
wendyoneill
52:06
Can you give us an update on Jill and Sarah?
Claudia Thompson '71
58:50
When the “new curriculum” was introduced to EW in my senior year (70-71), we had an incredible array of elective courses to choose from. Native American culture and “history” was always of interest to me and I loved the course I took focused on that. I remember doing a lot of reading that included some original sources about what has happened in this country’s genocide and relocation, and it has always felt like a deep source of pain. I don’t know how long that elective was taught, but it did exist for a while and made an impact.
Barbara Vass
58:53
I can’t wait to read Yellow Bird. For a book of fiction written by a Native American, Tommy Orange, is There, There. I loved it.
Leslie Coffey (English, she/her)
01:00:36
Thanks, Claudia!
Bridget McGivern (Practicum, she/her)
01:01:29
Folks who were able to join the stream of Commencement may have noticed our student speaker, Anna Diefendorf ’21, started her remarks with an acknowledgement of the native land we stand on here on campus.
Meredith Hobart '80
01:04:00
Thank you! I have to leave for a member of my class is presenting right now. I don't understand why they over lap, but I feel the need to support my class member!
Anne Trahan '71
01:04:19
Congratulations and thank you. I will be getting your book this week.....
Beth Welllington '81
01:04:37
Thank you! Jumping to the next session.
Bailey Elizabeth Rogers '05
01:05:48
Amazing talk Sierra! Thank you so much for sharing with us, and congratulations on all the success. Jumping onto the next session now.
Leslie Coffey (English, she/her)
01:06:52
Here’s Eric Gansworth’s book: https://bookshop.org/books/apple-skin-to-the-core/9781646140138
Erica Ling '75
01:09:51
Thank you, Sierra and Leslie! Congratulations, Sierra, on being a Pulitzer finalist! Looking forward to reading Yellow Bird.
Mosey Walrod Leckie '71
01:11:42
So appreciate your book, Sierra, and your thorough writing. Thank you, Sierra and Leslie. for this discussion.
Jon Calos (he/him)
01:11:50
Thank you, Sierra - so proud of your work in the world and our connection to you!!!!
Sarah Rosenblatt '05 (she/her)
01:12:07
Thanks Sierra & Leslie! Great conversation, and can't wait to dig into the book :)
Karen Gorss Benko '90 she/her
01:12:25
Thank you, sierra and leslie!