Peoria Area World Affairs Council Global Lens Series

Gst Partner Tidewater Wb Rev

Tidewater

Sun, Feb 25 | 2 PM

Hampton Roads, Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. With 14 military installations spread across 17 local jurisdictions, it is our highest concentration of military assets in the country, where 1 in 6 residents are associated with the military. Their homes, schools, hospitals, and families are increasingly struggling to keep up with the effects of rising waters, and the military and all the surrounding municipalities are working towards solutions in the name of strengthening national security and enhancing economic prosperity.

Following the film, Dr. Jeanie Bukowski and Dr. Sheri Morris - climate change and sustainability experts from Bradley University - will lead an informal audience discussion.

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