After the Fire: Community Wisdom Following Devastation
In 2018, the town of Paradise, California and surrounding communities were destroyed by fire. In less than a day, most members of the community lost their homes; some lost their lives. In 2021, close to two million acres of land burned in California alone as the wildfires continued to rage. Members of the Paradise Community share what they’ve learned since then. How does an individual—and community—begin to rebuild after such destruction? What are the qualities that support rebuilding? What should other, small communities—especially those affected by wildfires—prepare to support each other? Survivors of Camp Fire offer us an invitation to stay curious, live with hope and do it together. We recommend watching this short film in advance of attending: A Message From the Future of Paradise
For those who are interested, there will be an additional 30 mins at the end of this session for those who would like to have a more informal conversation.
This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access.
This session is participatory and will include breakout groups for discussion.
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