Eyesontherise.org team member and Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor Kate MacMillin will be sharing her thoughts on engagement and communication related to sea level rise on Monday, Oct. 6 at Florida Atlantic University.
MacMillin joins FAU faculty, media activists and artists to express how public engagement that occurs throughout our universities can also be framed as artistic and activist expression.
Along with FIU professor Juliet Pinto, MacMillin received an award for Best Short Documentary at the international DocMiami festival in September 2014 for “South Florida’s Rising Seas,” which aired on WPBT2 in January. Watch South Florida’s Rising Seas here!
MacMillin and Pinto have become pivotal members of eyesontherise.org, which was launched after four journalism professors received the 2014 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, awarded by the Online News Association.
As a product of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at FIU, eyesontherise.org is planning a public engagement event on Oct. 9 on West Avenue and Alton Road in Miami Beach to explore and discuss potential high tides as part of the King Tide Day event.