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Pacific Stream: Community Narratives of Climate Change
May 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Join us virtually or in person for an interactive panel featuring the voices of South Pacific Islanders on the relationships between climate change, community displacement and Indigenous knowledge. With Pacific Islanders widely portrayed as the first climate refugees, our panelists will unpack the disconnect between community-based and global narratives of climate change, and how the climate refugee narrative interacts with Indigenous identities and histories of Pacific Islanders. The panel will be an educational and participatory experience, live broadcast as part of our Pacific Stream series to communities across the South Pacific.
Livestream broadcast details will be released closer to the date. We welcome audience members to attend in person at the location detailed below.
This panel is part of UVic’s Center for Asia Pacific Initiatives’ Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) conference. For more information about the conference, please visit their website.
Panelists include Selwyn Toa (Vanuatu) and Eugene Lee (Borneo). We thank Kirk Schwartz from MediaNet for technical support.