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Join Bridge Lunch Break chat on climate change impacts in Michigan

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us Thursday, July 29 for the latest in our monthly Bridge Lunch Break series. This time around, we’ll be discussing the impact of climate change on Michigan communities as well as the ways in which environmental justice groups and policies are being employed to aid communities impacted by emergency weather events.

We’ll be joined by Michelle Martinez, acting executive director of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and William Shuster, chair and professor of the Wayne State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This hour-long discussion will be moderated by Bridge environmental reporter Kelly House from 12 to 1 p.m. 

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our guest speakers. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch, and join us for this interesting and interactive discussion.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions have centered on racial equity in Michigan, the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education, high water levels in the Great Lakes, the November election, readers’ COVID-19-related questions, Bridge’s coverage plans for 2021, coronavirus vaccine distribution, openness in Michigan government, COVID-19’s impact on higher education, the status of Michigan’s redistricting process and Michigan’s recent labor pipeline struggles.

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How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video below. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series.  

We look forward to talking with you on July 29!

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