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Get Involved!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Population Connection is not currently organizing any in-person volunteer opportunities. However, there are other ways you can get more involved with our work in the meantime!

Write a Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor are most likely to be accepted when they are written in response to a recently published article or editorial and either point out an alternate perspective or highlight/strengthen the original piece.

 

 

Learn more with our media guide

Contact Members of Congress

Make your voice heard! When you join with other constituents in contacting your members of Congress, you become part of a powerful movement advocating for increased funding for international family planning. Signing petitions and making phone calls directly to your elected officials are two ways you can join our nationwide grassroots network of activists.

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Host a Virtual Film Screening

A film screening is a great way to introduce friends and family to population issues! Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are not currently encouraging in-person screenings in your community. However, there are suitable films available to screen on a shared platform, allowing you to host a virtual screening. If you’re interested in hosting a screening, please contact us for film suggestions, discussion guides, and overall guidance for hosting a successful event.

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Use Social Media to Reach Your Friends, Family, and Community

Social media allows you to publicly pressure, persuade, and thank your target, while informing your followers at the same time.

 

Learn more with our media guide

Virtual Events

Since 2020, we’ve organized webinars, presentations, film screenings, and training courses as an easy and accessible way for you to learn more about population issues, connect with Population Connection staff, and meet others interested in working together for a more sustainable future for our planet.

Please contact us at engage@popconnect.org if you have any additional thoughts or feedback for future events—we love hearing from you!

Upcoming Event

Page Turners Book Club Meeting

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

Date: Thursday, January 27th
Time: 4PM ET/1pm PT

In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?

In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist and Doug Abrams, internationally-bestselling author, explore—through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue—one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope.

Told through stories from a remarkable career and fascinating research, The Book of Hope touches on vital questions including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? Filled with engaging dialogue and pictures from Jane’s storied career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in today’s world. Summary Text from Celadon Books

 

Register Here!

In Case You Missed It...

"Year in Review with PopConn: Education, Advocacy, and Outreach"

Presentation with Senior VP for Education Pamela Wasserman, Senior Director of Advocacy & Outreach Rebecca Harrington, and Senior VP for Media & Government Relations Brian Dixon

Learn more about our accomplishments in 2021 from Population Education and Action Fund team members! Our leadership team will discuss the progress we’ve made in integrating population dynamics into secondary school & college campus curricula, as well as our advocacy & outreach efforts in the spaces of reproductive rights and justice.

 

 

Recording & Supplementary Materials Available Here

"Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice"

Presentation with Dr. Kyle Whyte, Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation

portrait of Kyle WhyteIndigenous peoples are among the populations in the U.S. who are calling for climate equity and justice and the transition to renewable energy. Major policy initiatives adopted by the White House are seeking to mobilize research to support Indigenous energy goals. Dr. Whyte’s presentation covers Indigenous peoples’ actions to address climate justice.

 

 

Recording Available Here

"Clash of Tempos: Making Sense of Ecological Balance Today for Tomorrow"

Presentation with Professor Elizabeth Esekong Andrew-Essien, Department of Environmental Resource Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

portrait of Elizabeth Esekong Andrew-Essien

Ecological systems are regulated by a number of biological, physical, and chemical factors that act together to stabilize environmental processes. The stability of these processes has benefited humans for thousands of years. In recent decades, however, population growth and agricultural and urban development, along with high consumption and its attendant outcomes, have exerted unparalleled pressures on the environment to promote tilts towards ecological in-balances that favor humans to the detriment of the natural environment.

Recording and Slides Available Here

Meet Our Members

Susan N.

Member Since 2020

Population Connection member Susan N. is a lot of things: retired teacher and lawyer, gardener, and art history fanatic. She is also childfree by choice, a title she’s particularly proud to have, one that led her to become a member of Population Connection.

Susan made the “population connection” as a young teen, crediting The Population Bomb for highlighting the interconnections between rapid population growth and resource availability. After graduating high school, Susan became a lawyer and then a teacher. Transitioning between professions, Susan taught Civil Procedure at Santa Clara University before spending eight years in the Czech Republic teaching English. She reflects on her experience abroad: “During most of my life, we thought the Iron Curtain would never be lifted and that the Soviet Union would exist forever. All that changed in the late 80s and early 90, so I thought that was a really historic moment. In retrospect, it was, because, for one thing, Czechs invited people in, such as myself, to teach English, and I was given a work visa. It was a historic window of opportunity.”

It wasn’t until years later that Susan stumbled across Population Connection and learned that Paul Ehrlich was a cofounder. Intrigued, she thought, “Well isn’t that interesting, there is a group working on the issue of [rapid population growth] which coincides with my interests. So I signed up!”

Learn More about Susan & Other Wonderful Members Here!

Membership Relations Team

Natalie Widel

Director of Digital Marketing

Stephanie Wolfe

Membership Relations Coordinator