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Saging the World Screening: Southern California Horticulture Society

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The film 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.

White sage (Salvia apiana) only occurs in southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico, and Indigenous communities have tended a relationship with white sage for thousands of generations.

With sage smudging becoming a viral trend in movies and popular culture, the appropriated use of saging in popular culture is having a harmful effect. Today, poachers are stealing metric tons of this plant from the wild to supply international demand.

Join us for this special screening of Saging the World on Thursday, January 12th. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with director Rose Ramirez (artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer, and California Indian Basketweaver of Chumash and Yaqui descent) and Rico Ramirez (Botanist, Gabrielino-Shoshone Nation).

7:00: Doors open, snacks provided

7:30: Film screening followed by panel discussion and Q&A

Free and open to the public! Please register by Jan. 10th to reserve your spot.

Saging the World was created by Rose Ramirez and Deborah Small in partnership with the California Native Plant Society to foster awareness and inspire action for white sage. For more information on the film and ways to support white sage, visit

Cosponsored by Theodore Payne Foundation, Southern California Horticultural Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mts. chapter of CNPS, San Gabriel Mts. chapter of CNPS


January 12
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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