Fire+Flood film discussion
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fire+Flood film discussion: Inequity and Recovery in Puerto Rico
Join us for a panel discussion about the film “Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change.” The speakers, Dr. Marla Perez-Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz Garcia of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and Hubert Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professors at Macalester, will discuss the recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria and sustainable energy transitions. Rachel Mattson, Curator of the Tretter Collection, will highlight the largest LGBTQ-specific archival repository in the upper Midwest.
Once registered you will be provided the link to view the film, at no cost, prior to the live panel discussion.
About the film
“Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change” tells the story of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the fires in Santa Rosa, California, two-near simultaneous climate-related disasters in the fall of 2017, through the voices of LGBTQ people who lived through them and were part of the community response. The film explores the vulnerability of LGBTQ communities to climate disasters and also lifts up queer and trans strategies for resilience, transition, and survival.
What: Fire+Flood film discussion: Inequity and Recovery in Puerto Rico
When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Central Standard Time
Where: Online panel discussion. Free and open to all. Please register to receive the Zoom event link.
Funding provided by: Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association.