The Blake School welcomes Philip Otis Environmental Author Elizabeth Rush (Rising) for the April Breakfast at Blake & Book Signing.
What might we learn about the future from the people living on climate change's frontlines? In this talk, Elizabeth Rush will discuss a small community on the eastern shore of Staten Island –– a place that Hurricane Sandy both undid and remade from the ground up –– investigating the storm's aftermath and the radical decisions residents made about how to overcome their shared vulnerability. She will address whose voices have been traditionally left out of environmental discourse and how we might make this conversation more inclusive moving forward.
Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her work explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control, from ecological transformation to political revolution. Rush's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Washington Post, Harpers, Guernica, Granta, Orion and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including Brown University's Howard Foundation Fellowship, the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant, the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She lives in Rhode Island, where she teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.
This complimentary event includes breakfast. Books will be available for purchase at the book signing.
Please register by Monday, April 27.