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Monday, April 19 • 01:00 - 01:50
Privilege and Access in Apocalytic and Disaster Media

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Popular apocalyptic and disaster films like Deep Impact, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and Greenland reflect how access to shelter and survival is prioritized for the dominant population (white, abled, job positions). We see this in real life with climate refugees and the recent storms in Texas and the American South. Presented by an individual whose family suffered from Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico), this session discusses how disaster and apocalyptic media shows who gets access to supplies and shelter, and who gets left behind on purpose.

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Brahidaliz Martinez

I wear multiple hats...
Brahidaliz - a 2019 graduate of American University's MFA in creative writing program - is the author of the forthcoming cross-genre chapbook, Coqui's Song (late 2023 from Mason Jar Press.) They're a reviewer for The Geekiary, Sage Cigarettes, and CatStone Books.

Monday April 19, 2021 01:00 - 01:50 UTC