Fall 2021 Member Events

Written by Natalie Widel, Director of Digital Marketing | Published: December 13, 2021

Members and supporters from across the country joined in our fall 2021 events. We’re happy to see so many of you taking advantage of these opportunities to learn, discuss population issues, and network with each other!

Page Turners Book Club

We hosted two Population Connection Page Turners book club meetings this fall. Staff members led lively and informative discussions of Paul Morland’s The Human Tide in September and Michael E. Mann’s The New Climate War in November. The next book club meeting will take place on January 27, 2022, at 4pm EST. We’ll be discussing Jane Goodall’s The Book of Hopeexcerpted in this issue.

The New Climate War

You can find information about the meeting and sign up to join us at popconnect.org/virtual-events/book-club/.

Fall Speaker Series

portrait of Elizabeth Esekong Andrew-Essien

We are proud to host experts in the fields of environmental sustainability, reproductive rights, demography, and more throughout the year. This fall, we invited two professors with unique, insightful perspectives to speak with our members and staff. You can find recordings of each presentation, along with supplemental resources each speaker shared, at popconnect.org/virtual-events/fall-2021/.

portrait of Kyle Whyte

Professor Elizabeth Esekong Andrew-Essien from the Department of Environmental Resource Management at the University of Calabar in Calabar, Nigeria, presented to Population Connection members in October. Professor Andrew-Essien spoke passionately on how population growth impacts ecology in her native Nigeria and across the African continent.

Professor Kyle Whyte, Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, presented the day after Indigenous Peoples’ Day, in October. An enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Professor Whyte covered Indigenous peoples’ action to address climate justice.

We encourage you to contact us at engage@popconnect.org with questions about how to join any of our events, as well as to offer your own ideas for future events. We love hearing from you!