Join Queen Quet and Black Environmental Justice Activists NOW for “I Flood and I Vote”

‘I Flood and I Vote’Environmental Justice Leaders Discuss How They Ensure Flood Survivors Get Heard, Organized and Supported  by Climate Nexus and Higher Ground 
Wednesday, September 16 | 1 pm ET 
“I Flood and I Vote” is the rallying cry of Black community leaders around the country who are battling repeat flooding and fighting back against the cultural erasure and displacement from sea level rise, deadly storms, over-development, tourism and gentrification.  

Hear from activists working to steer their communities through these compounding threats as well as from journalists who have long covered climate change and environmental racism. This panel will make clear that disasters like flooding are not natural but political, and that they threaten the existence of historically Black communities.
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 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 Higher Ground recognizes multiple drivers of flooding: climate change, outdated and crumbling infrastructure, and over development. 

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