Refugees, Immigrants, & Climate Crisis

Climate Change is fueling the growing refugee crisis around the world, as individuals and entire communities are forced to flee their homes in the face of increased natural disasters, rising seal levels, and rising and falling temperatures that are causing food and water shortages, and eliminating livable land around the world. Come explore this issues on the international level with local and international panelists, and afterwards participate in workshops to understand how you can make an impact locally.

Panelists:

Vijay Prashad, Author & Professor
Michaelann Bewsee, Executive Director, Arise
Ravi Khanna, Philanthropy for Change
Dr. Marty Nathan, Climate Action Now

Free Lunch and Childcare Provided.

Workshops Offered

Interfaith Organizing Against Racism, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and for Climate Justice Facilitator: Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Organizing for Immigrants
Facilitator: Rose Bookbinder, Jobs with Justice

Health Impacts of Climate Change
Facilitator: Sarita Hudson, Partners for a Healthier Community

Schedule of Events
11:00 AM Registration/Check In
11:15 AM Panel Discussion
12:45 AM Lunch/Networking
1:15 PM Workshops
2:30 PM Closing

Free Parking available at Pearl Street lot. Follow signs to conference.

For more information contact Arise at 413-734-4948 or www.AriseSpringfield.org