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Racial Equity Series: "Wildfire Rumors and Denial in the Trump Era"

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Virtual Event

Laura Pulido, Collins Chair, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and Geography, University of Oregon.

In fall 2020, the western U.S. experienced unprecedented wildfires in response to global warming and management practices. Numerous rural communities in Oregon disseminated false rumors that Black Lives Matter activists and Antifa were deliberately setting the fires and preparing to loot vulnerable communities.  We’ll explore how deep racial and political anxieties fed these rumors. 

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