Climate Refugees Storytelling Project at UCI Receives Award

Congratulations to UCI historian Kristina Shull and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) on their 2017 grant from the Critical Refugee Studies Collective at UC San Diego. UCI Community Resilience is supporting Dr. Shull to carry out the awarded project, Climate Refugees: Environmental Justice Detained. This multi-media narrative project will comprise a series of short animated films featuring the stories of “climate refugees”—people who have been forced to flee their homes due to the direct or indirect impacts of climate change, and whose lives are in limbo in immigration detention, refugee camps, or after deportation. Their stories will reveal the intersections of climate change and migration and show how communities are responding to these crises. Accessible and global in scope, this project will provide tools for allying movements for social and environmental justice.