|WHO: Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation from St. Helena Island, South CarolinaHilton Kelley, Founder and Director of the Community In-Power and Development Association in Port Arthur, TexasBritney Hamilton, @wxbritney, Weather Producer at the Weather ChannelVann Newkirk, reporter for the Atlantic and host of the podcast Floodlines will moderateFORMAT: Q&A will follow a moderated discussion. If you can’t attend, please submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. A recording of the call will be available upon request. |
ABOUT: This webinar is held in collaboration with Higher Ground, a national network of local activists working to make sure flood survivors get heard, organized, and supported. Higher Ground represents 53 chapter-members representing flood survivors from 20 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico. Eighty-percent of the chapter leaders are women, 60 percent represent low-income communities and communities of color. Higher Ground recognizes multiple drivers of flooding: climate change, outdated and crumbling infrastructure, and over development.