07-03 How Are We Going to Live Here? Lessons, Visions, and Provocations at the Intersection of Folklife and the Climate Crisis [Hybrid]

Saturday, November 04, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Broadway I/II

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the Folklore and Science Section

Chair: Charish R. Bishop (The Currents of Folklore Podcast)

Forum participants:

Kimi Eisele (Southwest Folklife Alliance)

Susan Eleuterio (Goucher College)

Kimberlyn Chota Pinedo (Fund Amazonia)

Nancy Solomon (Long Island Traditions)

As the effects of climate change continue to permeate our lives and everyday conversations, folklorists are well-placed to make sense of, advocate for, and amplify cultural considerations related to both catastrophic and incremental change. What are we learning? What are we hearing? How are we using our tools to address the changes in our midst? This forum shares examples from several efforts and poses critical questions for a discussion about the many implications for our work as folklorists working with and for traditional, folk, and other communities around the country and abroad.