Panel Discussion: Climate Change in Alabama

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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As part of the exhibition project, Dangerous Landscapes, a panel discussion titled “An Uncertain Climate: Alabama in the Age of Climate Change” will take place on September 21, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Camellia Room on the 2nd floor of Gorgas Library, 711 Capstone Drive, on UA campus. Face coverings must be worn inside the library. Panelists will be: 
 

  • Christine Bassett, Scientist/Engineer III, for Cherokee Nation Businesses, supporting the NOAA Weather Program Office Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Program.
  • associate professor of history and project co-organizer Dr. Teresa Cribelli
  • artist and project co-organizer Assistant Professor Allison Grant
  • Marshella Hood, an activist against environmental racism and a member of Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, in Uniontown, Alabama.

The panel discussion will kick off one of the project’s aims: to encourage conversations within Alabama about how climate change will impact the Deep South, a region expected to experience profound climatic shifts.
 

Dr. Teresa Cribelli and Professor Allison Grant have collaborated on the CARI-funded project culminating in the current exhibition, Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age of Climate Change, that places contemporary photographs of chemical and fossil fuel industries in West Alabama by artist Professor Allison Grant in dialog with large-scale reproductions of nineteenth-century views of progress published in the 1872 two-volume book Picturesque America. 
 

Panelist Christine Bassett is a scientist and engineer for Cherokee Nation Businesses, supporting the NOAA Weather Program Office Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Program. Panelist Marshella Hood is an activist against environmental racism and a member of Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, based in Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama. 

 

For more information: https://art.ua.edu/news/artist-historian-climate-scientist-and-local-environmental-activist-to-speak-at-ua/

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