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Sneak-Peak Film Screening and Discussion

Through the Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in the Time of Climate Change
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vanessa Raditz

Check out the GSF Facebook Event page for a link to a clip of the film!

Vanessa Raditz, MPH (pronouns: they/them)
Vanessa is an environmental health researcher, youth educator, and culture-shifter dedicated to community healing, opening access to land and resources, and fostering a thriving local economy based on human and ecological resilience. Vanessa holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley, and is part of the founding collective of the Queer Ecojustice Project, educating and organizing at the intersection of ecological justice and queer liberation. The "Fire and Flood" film project is rooted in Vanessa's lived experience of the 2017 fires in Northern California, and their personal relationships with diasporic Boricuas rallying support for a just recovery in Puerto Rico following the two hurricanes of that same fall. Through interviews with queer and trans people immediately following disaster and one year later, the film explores the impacts of climate change on LGBTQ communities, and how we build resilience using our community's unique knowledge of what it takes to change, transition, and survive.

Please RSVP on the DukeGSF Facebook Event page or email

Contact: Julie Wynmor