How can ordinary citizens constructively address climate change and its impact on water resources in their communities? Join fellow Arkansans in a facilitated, respectful dialogue on Zoom this November with the Arkansas Initiatives for Democratic Practice’s guide on climate and water.
Many Arkansans are experiencing the impact of climate change, especially on water resources in their communities. Weather cycles have brought extreme heat waves during longer summers, as well as warmer winters punctuated by periods of unprecedentedly freezing temperatures. Water resources also face extreme conditions: aquifers are drying up yet the state is also experiencing more unusually intense storms with severe and destructive flooding.
In a state significantly reliant on agriculture, Arkansas residents in both rural and urban areas are keenly aware of these climatic changes and their often negative effects, especially on water, which tend to affect residents of marginalized communities more severely than more affluent residents.
Each dialogue session will follow the same framework and offer similar experiences so please select one date to attend.
- November 9: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- November 15: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- November 16: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (en español)
- November 30: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
These dialogues are hosted by the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, the Clinton School for Public Service, and the Central Arkansas Library System, as part of the Kettering Foundation’s Partnership for Democratic Practices in Arkansas.