Membership Engagement, June 2021

Written by Natalie Widel, Director of Digital Marketing | Published: June 14, 2021

Earth Day 2021

Population Connection members and supporters participated in our second all-virtual Earth Day in April, joining us for a month-long “Passport Series” of expert voices from around the world and a screening of the uplifting documentary 2040. In total, over 450 members and supporters joined us for at least one virtual Earth Day event!

portrait of Dr. Michelle DubonDr. Michelle Dubón, Medical Director of WINGS, spoke at length about WINGS’ provision of family planning services to Guatemala’s rural and marginalized people.




portrait of Riju Dhakalportrait of Saija SinghRiju Dhakal and Sajja Singh of YUWA, a youth-led organization based in Nepal, discussed YUWA’s work throughout Nepal, which is centered around sexual and reproductive health and rights activism.





portrait of alisha gravespicture of lucie oudraogo at her deskAlisha Graves, Executive Director and Founder of OASIS, and Lucie Ouedraogo, former Sahel Leadership Program Fellow at OASIS, presented on how family planning, population, and environmental issues intertwine in the Sahel region in Africa.




video cover of the film 2050 depicating a white adult male assisting a young white girl with planting a tree.Our series concluded with a screening and discussion of 2040—a hopeful new film that focuses on some of the most innovative and effective solutions to climate change, including the empowerment of women and girls.




If you missed any of these presentations, they’re available to view on our website at

Population Connection Page Turners Book Club

We hosted the second meeting of our Population Connection Page Turners book club in early May. Several staff members led a discussion of Elizabeth Kolbert’s newest book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future.

The next book club meeting will take place in July—you can find more information, and sign up to join us, at

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