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SACRED SITES READING
May 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmfree
On 15 May at 7 PM (see flyer for map), I’m giving a presentation of Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California for the Santa Susana Mountain Parks Association. Free and open to the public. Bring a book to have signed! I’ll also have a few available (cash or check) after the reading. Please join us!
Preserving and protecting the Santa Susana Mountains and Simi Hills of Southern California
Monday May 15, 2017 7:00pm
SSMPA COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Community Meetings are free to SSMPA Members and the Public
Rockpointe Clubhouse: 22300 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
(On the south side, one block before entrance to Chatsworth Park South)
Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California by Susan Suntree Poet, Performer, Essayist I will tell the story of the formation of the landscape, including the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills, from the Big Bang/Great Silence to the present from the points of view of Western science and Indigenous myths and songs. These are the stories of the First People and of unforgettable shamans and heroes. Slide show included. http:www.susansuntree.com/
The SSMPA works to preserve the unique landscape of the Simi Hills where some of the most important indigenous sacred sites are located (the Burro Flats winter and summer solstice ceremonial sites, among others, which I write about in Sacred Sites). Rocket engines that flew to the moon, among other military projects, were tested here–a complicated legacy whose remnants must be seen for the history to be grasped. And the land itself is authentic Southern California wild beauty with abundant natural life— a rarity and a treasure that must be protected.