LEH Funded Program – Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts


The Abbeville Library has received a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) to host an adult reading program at the Abbeville Library.

Every human being has a relationship with water. It forms our bodies, drives our commerce, and defines many of the places we live. Since civilization began, people have attempted to control water-keeping it close, but in its place. But what happens when the relationship with water changes? How do we react when the sea rises, when land is lost, and when flooding affects our homes?

Witness to Change: Community Conversations on Coastal Impacts offers a place to have these conversations. This adult reading and discussion program, led by scholars, offers participants the opportunity to learn more about issues arising from the complex and changing human relationship with water. See how these issues are both local and global, and join your neighbors in an exploration of how others are adapting to our changing world.

This program is scheduled on the following dates and start at 6:00 pm:

March 7 – Bayou Farewell
March 21 – Salvaging the Bones
April 4 – The Water Knife
April 18 – Rising

Books will be provided and are yours to keep.

For more information or to sign up call Sue Trahan at 337-422-6703 or by email at suetrahan@vermilion.lib.la.us