FRAGILE HABITAT

Conversations for Miami’s Future Opening Symposium

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016

from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

HistoryMiami Museum | 101C West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

ABOUT THE EVENT

As residents of South Florida, many of us are acutely aware of the tenuous balance between the forces of nature and human genius. Vulnerability to natural disaster has left its imprint on our fragile landscape and its inhabitants. As we respond to our changing climate and rising seas we need more than scientific and economic facts. History and culture help us move from data to human understanding, from fear to resilience.

 

The event is free, but registration is requested and space is limited.
For tickets, please visit bit.ly/fragilehabitat

KEYNOTE PANEL

Nature and Culture at a Crossroads 1:00 PM

Nationally-recognized scholars discuss how history, literature, and culture open new conversations about the climate, land, water, plants and animals that are changing around us.

FEATURING

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Dr. Geri Augusto

Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Africana Studies and a Watson Institute Faculty Fellow at Brown University
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Dr. Ted Steinberg

Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University
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Dr. David Vázquez

Associate Professor and Head of English and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon

PANEL DISCUSSION

Diversity in Miami Environmentalism 2:45 PM

Nationally-recognized scholars discuss how history, literature, and culture open new conversations about the climate, land, water, plants and animals that are changing around us.

FEATURING

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Xavier Cortada

Artist-in-Residence at the Florida International University School of Environment, Arts and Society, the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Architecture + The Arts.
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Gene Tinnie

Chair of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
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Audrey Peterman

President of Earthwise Productions, Inc.

ORGANIZERS & PARTNERS

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HOSTED BY
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MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A MAJOR GRANT FROM
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IN COLLABORATION WITH
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