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A csu cross-campus project 

Fresno State + CSUBakersfield

The affects of California's drought on the San Joaquin Valley have long-term impacts.  Students from two campuses in the California State University system will tell their stories of how the drought has altered their lives, the ways they have adapted to cope with it and how the San Joaquin Valley fits into the larger picture of drought around the world.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to drop by to join the discussion and listen in on how our relationship to water and climate change has impacted the lives of students at Fresno State.  Many students from rural communities have suffered economically from the drought (which we are not totally out of yet), and in turn it has impacted their education.  


Water & Climate: A Visual Storytelling Project will create space for sharing those stories, coping tools and hacks while opening a dialog about the drought, water and climate change in the Central Valley through storytelling via student-led media such as video, performance, visual arts, and creative writing. Students of all majors and skill levels are encouraged to join in on the creative process and respond to these themes.  We will be extending the dialog to students at CSUBakersfield as well and eventually bringing the conversation to Los Angeles.


The project will culminate with an on-campus exhibition and event TBA.

This project is funded by Central Valley Community Foundation and sponsored by the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State.

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