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Please join the University of California, Merced for a community discussion about the film "Newtok" on Friday, 6/24 at 3 pm PDT.

 

About the Film: Water will erase Newtok, Alaska. Built on a delta at the edge of the Bering Sea, the tiny Yup’ik village has been dealing with melting permafrost, river erosion and decaying infrastructure for decades. To keep their culture and community intact, the 360 Yup’ik residents must relocate their entire village to stable ground upriver while facing a federal government that has failed to take appropriate action to combat climate change. In moving their village, they will become some of America’s first climate change refugees. This is a film of a village seeking justice in the face of climate disaster.

 

The link for the film will be emailed to those registered a few days prior to the discussion. After watching it, join our discussion on 6/24.

 

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Register here: https://bit.ly/NewtokFilm

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