Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Chair: Maida Owens (Louisiana Folklife Program)
Michael P. Saunders (Louisiana Folklore Society)
Shana Walton (Nicholls State University)
The LA Folklore Society and Folklife Program partnered to ensure that the human dimension was addressed in the state’s response to climate change by creating the Bayou Culture Collaborative. Maida Owens, Shana Walton, and Mike Saunders will share their strategies to add cultural issues to the community resilience conversation and address cultural climate adaptation measures, especially climate migration. They are offered as a template for other states to adapt. The AFS Folklorists and Climate Interest Group will meet following the presentation/discussion.