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Disappearing Islands: A Culture at Risk

Disappearing Islands: A Culture at Risk

Disappearing Islands: A Culture at Risk
A Dialogue by Island Leaders and Bay Experts
February 11, 2018

Hosted by Upstream Alliance, Salisbury University Environmental Studies Program, and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Water is threatening two islands poised in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay: Smith Island and Tangier Island. Within a matter of decades, these islands, along with their culture, could vanish. This celebration of Tangier and Smith Island culture told by the island's leaders will be an emotional tribute to our bay heritage and its formidable challenges. Dialogue will include Tangier Mayor Ooker Eskridge, Tangier's top waterman Lonnie Moore, Smith Island Pastor Everett Landon, famed Smith Island cake maker Mary Ada Marshall, and sea level expert Dr. Bill Boicourt with reflections by award winning author and former island resident Tom Horton.  We will laugh, question, and cry. Horton will show clips of his and Dave Harp's yet to be released film on sea level rise in Dorchester County. The plight of these islands are emblematic of the vulnerability of our coastal communities worldwide, and a call to action for us all.

Reception follows the on stage program, to include sampling of Mary Ada's Smith Island layer cake, shucked oysters and refreshments. 

2:00PM-3:00PM Cake Baking Demonstration by Mary Ada Marshall

*To RSVP for the $20 demonstration (separate fee) OR pre-order a $30 cake by 2/1/18 click here 

3:00PM-4:30PM Dialogue on the Future of the Islands: $20

4:30PM-5:30PM Reception: Cake Tasting and Shucked Oysters


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