Dear Friends of the Climate Museum,
We’re excited to kick off Second Fridays at the Climate Museum with the launch of our discussion series Talking Climate! Join us on the second Friday of every month for conversations about climate and inequality, with additional special events featured throughout the year. You’re enthusiastically invited to our inaugural discussion, Talking Climate: Displacements, this Friday, January 8, from 1-2pm EST. Displacements, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by Gulf Coast Stories, with limited attendance (register now!)
We extend our deep gratitude to the Mellon Foundation for making this work possible.
On Friday, we’ll examine how the climate crisis has catalyzed new forms of uprooting, including climate gentrification, land loss, and forced migration. We will also discuss ongoing displacements that shape how climate is experienced amid the long-standing inequalities and historical dispossessions that structure the present.
Expert panelists Marleine Bastien, immigrant rights activist and Executive Director of the Family Action Network Movement; Vann R. Newkirk II, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Floodlines podcast creator; and Shavonne Smith, Director of the Shinnecock Indian Nation Environmental Department, will detail displacements in Miami, the Gulf Coast, New York State, and beyond. The discussion will be moderated by Miranda Massie, Director of the Climate Museum, with a presentation by photographer Virginia Hanusik to open the event.
Our Second Fridays programming will continue immediately after the panel from 2:10-2:40pm EST with Gulf Coast Stories, an exclusive conversation between Vann Newkirk and Virginia Hanusik on their creative processes and their research and storytelling in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. This program is available for a limited number of pre-registered attendees with a suggested donation, and a number of spots have been spoken for, so be sure to sign up if you’re interested! The Climate Museum’s Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Dilshanie Perera will facilitate the discussion.
ASL interpretation will be provided at Displacements and closed captioning will be provided at Gulf Coast Stories. To request additional accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Dilshanie Perera at [email protected] or (215) 820-4294.