We invite you to join the Rural Assembly and Southerly for a livestream conversation Tuesday, June 23 at 3 PM EST/ 12 PM PST about how frontline communities are preparing for and adapting to climate change effects like hurricanes and wildfires in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lyndsey Gilpin, Founder of Southerly, will moderate a panel of local experts from across the country. Find out more and sign up below.
Tuesday, June 23 at 3 PM EST
“Rural Resilience: Hurricanes, Wildfire, and COVID-19”
Emergency responders and practitioners across rural America are working around the clock to build out new protocols and prepare their communities for the coming months. And many of these places — particularly tight-knit rural communities — are incredibly resilient because they have weathered disasters before. But there are still many concerns about how to safely handle shelters and evacuation camps, how to effectively disseminate new information, and what federal and state funds are available.
Join us for a panel conversation about how frontline communities are preparing for and adapting to climate change effects like hurricanes and wildfires.
- Moderator, Lyndsey Gilpin, Southerly Magazine
- Dr. John Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and the Director of Texas Target Communities
- Shirell Parfait-Dardar, traditional chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw
- Steve Wilensky, President of Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions and former supervisor of Calaveras County, California.