On Common Ground: Hyper-Local Climate Resilience

Two leaders in climate change adaptation discuss the struggle to remain in a home.

Many people can adapt to climate change via migration, but for some adaptation means finding the solutions to remain in place. In this evening of conversation we’ll look at how resiliency takes hold on a local level in two very different locations.

Marin City’s population boomed during World War II when the shipyards recruited African-Americans to work there to build the nation’s warships. The housing they lived in wasn’t built to last; it was meant to be temporary. But today the children of those workers remain. We’ll hear from one of those descendants, Terrie Harris-Green (Executive Director, Shore Up Marin City), who is currently working with other local activists on solutions to keep people in their homes in the face of development pressure, rising sea levels, and pollution.

Further north, in the Sierra Nevada, the Native Land Trust Alliance is collaborating with non-Native land conservationists to re-establish and sustain the tribes’ relationships with their ancestral lands. We’ll speak with Beth Rose Middleton Manning (Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Native American Studies at UC Davis), about how Native methods of caring for Earth’s lands and animals challenge Western land conservation methodologies.

The hour-long event will be hosted by KQED senior editor Kat Snow with student guest reporter Janelle Marie Salanga (Engagement Reporting intern, College Journalism Network).

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WHENThursday, April 22, 2021 6:00 PM (PT)