Activism in the Digital World: How the Individual Can Respond to Rising Seas in Hampton Roads
November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard:
ODU student activist Jugal Patel will present: “Activism in the Digital World: How the Individual Can Respond to Rising Seas in Hampton Roads."
Hampton Roads is a community that is facing decline. The 2014 National Climate Assessment placed Norfolk as the second most vulnerable areas in the United States, and the city's problems will spread. Virginia's political and industry leaders have been slow to respond, but individuals can apply pressure from the bottom. Hear how to communicate digitally, so that you as a citizen can more effectively put us on a sustainable path.
Jugal Patel is a writer, activist, and student at Old Dominion University. He has worked with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as an organizer and is currently an ODU representative to the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition. Jugal's writings have appeared in Borgen Magazine, the Mace & Crown student newspaper, AltDaily.com, Pilot Online, and the Sunday edition of the Virginian Pilot. Jugal is also currently assisting with data collection at ODU's Social Science Research Center and is the Content Strategist for the Mace and Crown.