Extreme weather, vulnerable populations, and the many benefits in taking action


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For too long, climate change communication has been framed as a wildlife conservation issue concerning polar bears and ice caps. But what about its impact on people, particularly on communities that are socially isolated but on the front lines of climate change? When it comes to extreme weather events, we are all in the same boat together, just not all on the same deck. Some people are disproportionately affected. In addition to saving lives and improving health, what other benefits happen when we shift our focus?

Join us for a workshop on December 7, 2017 3:00-4:30. EDT as Dr. Natasha DeJarnett from the American Public Health Association teams up with theatrical performance activist, Peterson Toscano to present a climate change exposé. The event will take place live at the American Public Health Association. If you cannot attend in person, signup to watch the interactive live streamed. This interactive presentation will explore how extreme weather events intersect with people of color, LGBTQ people, and immigrant populations. Be prepared to walk away with fresh ideas on how you can talk about climate change while building more resilient and just communities. Register today.

Join us for Happy Hour after the presentation!

Watch the presentation LIVE on YouTube

Peterson ToscanoHost Citizens’ Climate Radio podcast

Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH

Natasha DeJarnett, PhD, MPH Policy Analyst, Environmental Health, Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association

Stay involved! Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ClimateChangesHealth. For more information on how climate change impacts health, please visit www.apha.org/climate. And view other webinars on climate change:

The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association.

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