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Friday, March 25 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Climate Refugees

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This panel will bring together voices from communities, with a particular focus on Native Americans, experiencing the brunt of climate change's drought, flooding, and rising temperatures. A spirituality that is deeply connected to sacred ground is being threatened by the need to relocate to survive. Rather than feature voices of communities providing aid, as we have done in previous years, this panel will focus directly on the voices of environmental migrants, perhaps communities that have already been forced to relocate.  

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Luis Andres Henao

Reporter, global religion team, Associated Press
Luis Andres Henao, faith and youth reporter for the global religion team at The Associated Press. Before joining the AP’s global religion team in 2019, Luis worked as a foreign correspondent in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than a decade for the AP and Reuters. Based... Read More →

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Theresa Dardar

Spokesperson, Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe
Theresa Dardar is a resident of a small American Indian fishing community of Pointe-aux-Chenes in Lafourche  Parish, Louisiana, one of the most fragile coastal areas in the world.  She is a strong local leader advocating for the restoration and protection of not just the ecosystem... Read More →
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Elizabeth Crocker

Program Associate, Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Liz Crocker is a program associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. Liz supports the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors project, facilitates Communicating Science workshops and supports other center programs. She has a Ph.D. in anthropology (Boston University) and a MA in anthropology (Louisiana State University). Alongside her doctoral work, she was the research assistant to the director for Boston University’s Emerging Media Studies. She was also the Communications Director for M... Read More →
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Rev. Fletcher Harper

Executive Director, GreenFaith
The Rev. Fletcher Harper is an Episcopal priest and the executive director of GreenFaith, a national interfaith environmental coalition headquartered in Highland Park, N.J. During his tenure at GreenFaith, Harper has launched the GreenFaith Fellowship Program, an interfaith environmental... Read More →

Friday March 25, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Bethesdan C&D