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Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series: The Struggle to Reclaim Connecticut’s Coastal Commons

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
7:30pm – 8:30pm


Kahrl will discuss his book Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline, which recounts the history of coastal development, beach privatization, and racial segregation in twentieth-century Connecticut and the struggle to restore public access to the state’s shoreline from the 1970s to the present. He will also discuss the social and environmental impact of exclusionary public policies on the state’s coastline and its future implications. Check the website for the most up-to-date information and instructions on how to join the online lectures:


Jamie Vaudrey,

Avery Point Campus (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History Department, Marine Sciences Department, Maritime Studies, SeaGrant, UConn Master Calendar

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