Lab and Lunch: Rising—Dispatches from the New American Shore

Thursday, August 2, 2018 • Noon–1:00 p.m.

Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free, RSVP required. Email, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, when it’s increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant, and that rising seas are irreversibly transforming our coastlines.

Join us for a lunchtime talk, where Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, will share voices from some of the places undergoing dramatic change: a Staten Islander who lost her father during Hurricane Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on the drowning Isle de Jean Charles, and artists and ecologists along the shores of San Francisco Bay. Rising is a meditation on vulnerable communities, and on how to let go of the places we love.


About the Speakers


Elizabeth Rush, also the author of Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar, teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University. She’ll be joined in conversation by Susan Schwartzenberg, director of the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery.