Event: Climate Changes Health - Extreme Weather, Vulnerable Populations and the Many Benefits of Taking Action

Climate Changes Health: Extreme Weather, Vulnerable Populations, and the Many Benefits of Taking Action

When: December 7, 2017, 3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. EST
Where: American Public Health Association, Washington, DC (live webcast also available)

For too long, climate change communication has been framed as a wildlife conservation issue concerning polar bears and ice caps. But what about its impact on people, particularly on communities that are socially isolated but on the front lines of climate change? When it comes to extreme weather events, we are all in the same boat together, just not all on the same deck. Some people are disproportionately affected. In addition to saving lives and improving health, what other benefits happen when we shift our focus?

Join the American Public Health Association for a workshop and refreshments next Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m. EST as Dr. Natasha DeJarnett teams up with theatrical performance activist, Peterson Toscano to present a climate change exposé. The event will take place live at the American Public Health Association and will be live streamed. This interactive presentation will explore how extreme weather events intersect with people of color, LGBTQ people, and immigrant populations. Be prepared to walk away with fresh ideas on how you can talk about climate change while building more resilient and just communities. Register today!