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Global Change Seminar: Stories of Culture and Adaptation

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November 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Global Change Seminar Series
Planned and hosted by Southeast CASC Global Change Fellows

Seminar Title: Stories of Culture and Adaptation

Summary:  This event recognizes the 10th Anniversary of the SE CASC Global Change Fellows program with a panel discussion of how climate change has impacted marginalized communities, the need for diverse voices in climate change conversations and narratives, and cultural adaptation, conservation, and resiliency in distinct communities. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan will join us live and open the seminar with a special message, followed by a diverse group of panelists including Tribal Citizens, a Gullah/Geechee cultural representative, and two environmental youth activists. This is a moderated conversation around how communities with distinctive cultures are being shaped by and are reacting to climate change. The focus is on underrepresented and marginalized communities, which are frequently the most impacted. Oftentimes these communities are long-term stewards of their environment, where they have an intimate and deep knowledge of place and changes over time. The panel will engage in a discussion on cultural challenges that underrepresented communities are facing in the wake of climate change, alongside the personal power of story. 


  • Michael Regan: Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Queen Quet: Chieftess and head of State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation
  • Kaylah Brathwaite: Climate change youth & zero hour activist
  • Coral Avery: Natural Resource Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Resilience Program and Tribal Youth & Climate Liaison, and Citizen of the Shawnee Tribe
  • Jorden Revels: NC Warn environmental activist and organizer, Lumbee Tribe Member, and Grassroots Organizing Fellow for Friends of the Earth
  • Beth Roach: Citizen of the Nottoway Tribe, co-founder of the Alliance of the Native Seedkeepers, and Tribal Resilience Coordinator for the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs

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November 2, 2021

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
via webinar