Florida communities are already experiencing the effects of climate change from sunny-day flooding to more powerful and unpredictable hurricanes. And experts predict people from diverse and vulnerable neighborhoods will continue to be disproportionately impacted. Researchers from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus are partnering with organizations from south St. Petersburg to hold conversations about climate justice and how residents can start building greater resiliency within their community.
Residents will have the rare opportunity to learn from renowned scholar Dr. Robert Bullard, one of the premier national experts on issues of environmental and climate justice.
In addition, Dr. Bullard will be the keynote speaker for the annual iCAR (Initiative on Coastal Adaption and Resiliency) workshop. He’ll be delivering a virtual presentation on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. titled “Confluences of Environmental and Climate Justice: Bringing Diverse Partners Together for Community Resilience.”
Participants can watch online through Zoom or join a watch party at the USF St. Petersburg campus waterfront. More information and a link to RSVP can be found by clicking here.