Virtual Events, June 2023
Written by Natalie Widel, Director of Digital Marketing | Published: June 12, 2023
If you haven’t checked out the array of virtual events Population Connection regularly hosts, you’re missing out! Over the last few months, hundreds of members and supporters have joined us for:
Five events featuring Global Partners
Representatives from Rural Women’s Development and Unity Center in Nepal, Nashipai Maasai Community Projects in Kenya, Nasaruni Academy in Kenya, Conservation Through Public Health in Uganda, and Lemur Love in Madagascar have shared insights into their unique organizations and how their partnerships with Population Connection are helping to support their efforts.
Two Page Turners meetings
In February, book club members gathered to discuss The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Greene Foster. In May, we read the new memoir by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Founder and Executive Director of Conservation Through Public Health and Population Connection board member), Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet.
Join us for our next meeting in August for an interesting and lively discussion with other Population Connection members (book selection to be determined)! You can find more information at popconnect.org/virtual-events/book-club/.
Earth Day event with President and CEO John Seager
John’s presentation, “Whose Planet Is It, Anyway? Earth Day Challenges for a Crowded World,” explored how the rapid population growth of the last half-century has had devastating impacts on people and our natural world. John argued that though talking about overpopulation remains taboo in many circles, we can’t bet the future of our living planet on technical solutions alone.
It’s never too late to see what’s happening next! Find recordings of past events (including most of those mentioned above) and register to join us in the coming months at popconnect.org/virtual-events. We look forward to seeing you!
Do you love to take photos on your travels or in your own community? If so, we’d love to see them! Submit your photos of the people, places, and wildlife you’re most passionate about protecting, and see your winning image in the September issue of Population Connection magazine! Upload your entry by July 11, World Population Day, for consideration. See guidelines and instructions at popconnect.org/virtual-events/summer-photo-contest.