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Expedition L.A.: “Saging the World” Screening

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

Type: In Person

Audience: Adults

Language: English

RSVP: Reservations are preferred but not required. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Description: Join us for the inaugural event of 2023’s Expedition L.A., a program series featuring activities focused on bringing you closer to the beautiful nature and state parks of Los Angeles.

This event includes a screening of the short documentary, Saging the World, a panel discussion with the filmmakers, and a special acoustic performance by talented plant nerds and native plant activists Sage Against the Machine. After, attendees can take home a white sage plant from Artemisia Nursery and enjoy botanical refreshments from Teapot Gardens. Seating is limited, so please plan to arrive early.

About the documentary: Indigenous communities have tended a relationship with white sage for thousands of generations. White sage (Salvia apiana) only occurs in southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico. Today, poachers are stealing metric tons of this plant from the wild to supply international demand. Saging the World spotlights the ecological and cultural issues intertwined with white sage, centering the voices of Native advocates who have long protected and cherished this plant.

The short documentary was produced by Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small, and the California Native Plant Society to foster awareness and inspire action for white sage. 22 min. Run time.


This program was made possible by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Para ajustes razonables según la ley de ADA, llama al (213) 228-7430 al menos 72 horas antes del evento.


October 14
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles Central Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, 90071 United States
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