We bring you another two-part show today! First, we talk to research scientist and human rights attorney Robin Bronen about climate displacement and the human costs of environmental disaster. In the second segment, Palestinian journalist and refugee Amena ElAshkar discusses her work raising awareness about human injustices in Palestine with the North America Nakba Tour.
Robin Bronen is a senior research scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She co-founded and works as the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice. Previously, she worked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality to implement President Obama’s Climate Change Task Force recommendation to address climate displacement as well as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Climate Change Office. She now works as a human rights attorney and has been researching and working with communities forced to relocate because of climate change since 2007.
Robin Bronen will be presenting at the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Monday, April 22 at Monona Terrace. Event details available here.
Amena ElAshkar is a Palestinian journalist, translator, and refugee and the great-granddaughter of Nakba survivors. She will be in Madison as part of the Nakba Tour on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 PM in the Red Gym (716 Langdon Street). More information here.