News: Liam’s Legacy Symposium – Facing Climate Change: Tools and Stories that Connect Communities
Posted February 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Georgia Tech’s Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theater
Please join the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain as we host our annual Liam’s Legacy Symposium on Tuesday, February 11th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. This event is presented in partnership with Georgia Tech’s School of History and Sociology (through a grant from the Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund in support of the Conference on Human Rights, Changes and Challenges).
The Spring 2020 Liam's Legacy Symposium will focus on community science, storytelling, and our changing environment. Julia Drapkin will join us from ISeeChange, a New-Orleans-based organization she founded to empower and connect communities across the country through climate-change-related data collection, along with Raina Turner, Executive Director of the Sustainable Community Solutions Network, LLC and organizer and leader of the annual Black Sustainability Summit. Plan to join us for presentations by Ms. Drapkin and Ms. Turner, along with a moderated discussion facilitated by GSU student Zeena Abdulkarim, a Political Science major who is passionate about intersectional activism, the protection of the planet and environmental justice, breaking down systems of oppression structured against minority communities, spreading awareness of these matters, and taking action through community organizing. The speaking event will be followed by a reception.
Unable to attend in person? This event will be live-streamed. Please access HERE.
Website link (information and directions) : https://serve-learn-sustain.gatech.edu/liams-legacy-symposium-facing-climate-change-tools-and-stories-connect-communities
About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:
The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011. We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.