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Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century – Village Voices

Posted on March 5th, 2020

TuesdayMay 5, 2020, 7-8 pm, at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 Seventh St. NE, Dr. John R. Wennerman will discuss the subject of his book, “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century,” which looks at questions such as: How will people be relocated and settled? Is it possible to offer environmental refugees temporary or permanent asylum? Will these refugees have any collective rights in the new areas they inhabit? And, lastly, who will pay the costs of all the affected countries during the process of resettlement? As the climate crisis becomes more and more visible, answering these questions is an issue for us all. Join Village Voices and hear what John Wennerman advises us to do–now.

Dr. Wennersten is a senior fellow at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution, and a member of the board of directors for the Anacostia Watershed Society.

Free and open to the public. Village Voices lectures are sponsored by Capitol Hill Village.

Meet and learn from your illustrious Capitol Hill neighbors in informal, free, public discussions about social, economic, and political topics in this latest installment in the Village Voices series. For further information, call Capitol Hill Village, 202-543-1778 or email