Rising Waters: Stories from America’s Frontline

Event Date: 
May 13, 2020

With every passing day and every record-breaking hurricane, it’s clear that climate change has reached America’s shores. Rising seas are transforming coastline communities and disrupting lives in irrevocable ways.

How are these communities and policy-makers dealing with these impacts? What can they teach us about the challenges to come?

Join us for an online conversation with Pulitzer Prize finalist, author, and journalist Elizabeth Rush about her book, "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore," on Wednesday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Metcalf Institute presents this program in partnership with Rhode Island Center for the Book, which has selected Rising for the 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island program for schools.

Following a film screening of David Welch’s short documentary, Home or High Water, based on Rush’s stories, participants will meet the author in a live interview with Ricardo Sandoval-Palos, PBS public editor.

Participants will then be able to share their questions for Rush as part of the online conversation.

This online program is free and open to the public, and registration is required.

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