On April 20, The Lens will host a community forum, Rising waters: How land loss is eating away at food sovereignty on the Louisiana coast.

Panelists will discuss how hundreds of years of traditional farming and ranching are imperiled by the one-two punch of rising sea level and sinking land, as well as talk about what is being done to save as much as possible. Two leaders of Native American tribes will be joined by reporter Barry Yeoman who captured their stories and spread them to a national audience through the podcast “Gravy,” a production of the Southern Foodways Alliance.  The event will be moderated by WWNO’s Tegan Wendland.

The event is free for members with a suggested donation of $10 for the general public.  Can’t make it but appreciate what we do? Consider making a gift.

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  • Theresa Dardar of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe
  • Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe
  • May Nguyen, community outreach director at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
  • Barry Yeoman, Journalist
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Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. at Martin Luther King Boulevard.

RSVP by April 19. Click here to register.

Event recording can be seen here.

Questions: Email Anne at amueller@TheLensNola.org.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.