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Elizabeth Rush Gives Talk on Community Responses to Climate Change

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The Oregon Humanities Center welcomes you to hear Elizabeth Rush give her talk, “On Rising Together: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis”. The talk will be held Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. in Eugene.

In her talk, Rush will tell the story of a small community on the eastern shore of Staten Island that was shaken by Hurricane Sandy and their process of rebuilding after the devastating event. A hallmark of Rush’s literary approach is giving voice to those who have traditionally been left out of environmental discourse, giving recommendations for how to make conversations surrounding environmentalism more comprehensive moving forward. 

Rush teaches Creative Nonfiction at Brown University. In 2019 Rush was named the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artist and Writer. She joined scientists from the United States and Great Britain aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer for a 50 day scientific “cruise” to the Thwaites Glacier, one of the most remote regions in the world.

Rush’s talk is free and open to the public. The First United Methodist Church has free parking. For more information go to or call (541) 346-3934.


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