Sugarcane collage. Illustrations by Kora Fortun.
In this event, many of you will have been introduced to Southern Louisiana for the first time. It is a beautiful landscape, though now heavily polluted. It is also very culturally rich. Yout get a glimpse of this on our tour through a stop at the Fee-Fo-Lay Cafe. It is also -- like many communities facing environmental injustice -- a very complicated place -- politically, economically and socially, because of the heavy presence of industry, because long-running, compound vulnerability are now exacerbated by the extreme weather associated with climate change. Because of COVID-19. There is a lot going on. Many different kinds of data, analysis and knowledge are needed to make sense of it all.