Disability in an Age of Climate Change: Ethics and Activism from Puerto Rico, the Bay Area, and Beyond - CANCELLED

Disabled people face particular risks from climate change, which intensifies social inequality and structural violence—especially in situations of natural disaster.  Professor Julia Watts Belser will facilitate a conversation among activists, academics, and policy advocates working to support disability communities during climate disruption and to press for intersectional climate justice, including:

Alex Ghenis, World Institute of Disability's policy analyst on climate change

Germán Parodi and Shaylin Sluzais, co-directors of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, who lead disability-centered disaster response

Patrice Strahan, Bay Area Disability Justice Culture Club #PowerToLive organizer, working to support communities endangered by blackouts and power outages

Jina B. Kim, Assistant Professor at Smith College, focusing on disability studies and women-of-color feminism


Funding for this event has been provided by a generous grant from Georgetown University’s Laudato Si Fund, as well as the Disability Studies Program and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

Saturday, March 28 at 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Edmund A. Walsh Memorial, Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery
1221 36th St., N.W., Washington

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Special Events


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, Theology and Religious Studies



Open to the public and the press?


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Julia Watts Belser

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Accommodations Contact Name

Nelise Jeffrey

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