Volume 59, Number 1: Summer 2023
On November 5, 2022, community leaders, business owners, educators, scholars, and other concerned people met at the Extreme Weather and Inequality Conference at Lamar University. Organized by Ancient to the Future and hosted by the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast, the meeting tackled the history, economic and social inequality, African American and Latinx inequality, extreme weather, and future of the region.
With a generous contribution from Ancient to the Future and the cooperation of the Texas Gulf Historical Society, this special issue of The Record contains the complete proceedings of the conference. The volume also includes Katherine Hoerth's poem “Flare Stack Eden” from her collection Flare Stacks in Full Bloom (2022) which captures well the themes discussed at the conference. Kate Williams, Abdul Alkalimat, and Dave Williams of Ancient to the Future provide an introductory overview. Each section includes the presentations from the panelists and the discussions that followed.
Jessica Nava wins