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Community Forum: What Does Just and Sustainable Post-Disaster Recovery Look Like?

Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 20. (CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS)
Rescue workers help people after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria. (CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS)
Event Start Date: November 28, 2017 - 3 p.m.
Event End Date: November 28, 2017 - 5 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3545

This forum will engage participants in a discussion of what recovery after natural disasters needs to look like. In particular, what is the role of local and indigenous knowledge and diverse perspectives in recovery efforts after a disaster? What is the role of diasporic communities in postnatural disaster recovery? What can we learn about sustainable solutions to natural disaster recovery from communities most directly impacted by human-driven climate change? An aim of the forum is to engage multiple voices in shaping UMass Boston's research and action agendas related to climate change. The forum will feature faculty and community speakers.

Brought to you by the Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies Program and the School for the Environment. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

UMass Boston Students for Puerto Rico will lead a donation drive for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.