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Community Organizing for Climate Change in Red Hook

  • Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Thu, Jul 26, 6:30 pm
$5 / Free for Members

The urgency of climate change has charged some coastal neighborhoods to mount their own initiatives to tackle rising seas and intensifying storms. With Red Hook as a case study, we’ll explore the potential of community organizing to prioritize environmental justice and preserve unique ecosystems, and the limits of local activism in the face of global climatic shifts requiring massive infrastructure interventions. Associate director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY Stony Brook Christine O'Connell moderates a discussion with Waterfront Alliance President and CEO Roland Lewis, Fifth Avenue Committee environmental organizer Karen Blondel, and architect, co-chair of Resilient Red Hook, Gita Nandan.

Presented in connection with the exhibition Waterfront,