Workshop: Climate Migration for Folklorists

Thursday, November 02, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Skyline III

Sponsored by the Folklore and Science Section

Chair: Maida Owens (Louisiana Folklife Program)

Increasing population shifts are predicted in the future resulting in communities throughout the United States receiving newcomers. This workshop provides an introduction to climate adaptation and migration and a brief overview of predicted climate changes in addition to strategies and resources to help prepare communities to welcome newcomers, whether they are climate migrants, refugees, or immigrants. Since both environmental and cultural changes disproportionately impact marginalized communities, planning should not be color-blind to help not replicate past injustices. Discussions include folklorists’ roles, players and issues in your location, assessing your situation, and taking action.