Join us for webinars, presentations, film screenings, and training courses held throughout the year! Virtual events are 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 Events

Global Solutions for a Sustainable Future

The final session of our Demography Series explores how empowering women facilitates the development and eases environmental pressures made worse by climate change.

We will investigate how the status of women affects both sustainability and state stability within a society, especially within the contexts of reproductive health, family planning, and education.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st
Time: 3pm ET/12pm PT

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Meet the Speakers

Hannah Evans, Senior Analyst

Presenter

Before joining Population Connection’s staff, Hannah worked as an adjunct professor of Women’s Studies and taught classes on gender, science, and feminist theory. She has nonprofit experience working as a program developer for sustainable agriculture and public health programs in Honduras and Panama, and has worked as a researcher on food security issues throughout southern California. Hannah holds a BA in environmental policy and political science and a Master’s in political ecology from San Diego State University, where her research focused on sustainability labeling and ethical consumption.

Marian Starkey, VP for Communications

Moderator

Joining our team back in 2007 as a Field Fellow, Marian has worked her way to VP for Communications, serving as an instrumental player in managing key communication pieces to advance our mission. One of her main priorities is putting together and editing our quarterly magazine, Population Connection. She’s also submitted several LTEs and OP-Eds to major news outlets in the past year, even getting a handful published! Marian is originally from Maine, where she currently lives with her husband and two dogs.

Only One Earth: Creating Lasting Solutions for Human and Planetary Well-being

During the talk, we’ll be joined by our Senior Analyst Hannah Evans, and Transition Earth‘s Project Associate, Joshua Mirondo. Their presentation will discuss the PHE approach to addressing climate change. In addition, Joshua will provide a regional perspective on the challenges of reproductive health and justice in Uganda.

Date: Tuesday, June 7th
Time: 1pm ET/10am PT

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Meet the Speakers

Joshua Mirondo, Project Associate

Presenter

Based in Kampala, Uganda, Joshua Mirondo is a freelance blogger, digital marketer, and photographer. He is a graduate of Uganda Christian University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration and management. He also volunteers with Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), where he is part of the communications team; Joshua has been a community-based reproductive health trainer and peer educator with RHU since 2015. He has a passion for using digital media for advocacy and has worked on projects that seek to empower women, girls, and young people to know their sexual reproductive health and rights in a country full of patriarchy and cultural norms that hinder access to these services.

Hannah Evans, Senior Analyst

Presenter

Before joining Population Connection’s staff, Hannah worked as an adjunct professor of Women’s Studies and taught classes on gender, science, and feminist theory. She has nonprofit experience working as a program developer for sustainable agriculture and public health programs in Honduras and Panama, and has worked as a researcher on food security issues throughout southern California. Hannah holds a BA in environmental policy and political science and a Master’s in political ecology from San Diego State University, where her research focused on sustainability labeling and ethical consumption.

Page Turners Book Club

As the global population nears 8 billion, political demographer Jennifer D. Sciubba draws on their decades of research and policy experience to highlight how demographic trends influence the global strategic environment in 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World.

Released only in March 2022, this new book is an essential reading for those eager to develop a deeper understanding of fertility, mortality, and migration patterns to point towards the investments we need to make today for a better future tomorrow.

Date: Wednesday, June 15th
Time: 4pm ET/1pm PT

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In Case You Missed Us...

Demography Series Session

The Demographic Dividend

Using the foundations of demography introduced in the earlier sessions of the series, this session will discuss how the demographic dividend can be achieved and used to promote socio-economic advancement in developing societies. Through our discussion, we’ll highlight why slowing population growth through increased access to comprehensive reproductive health care, voluntary family planning, and education—especially for women and girls—is necessary for achieving the demographic dividend.

Recording Available Here!

International Partnership Spotlight

Webinar with Lemur Love

Lemur Love is a small non-profit organization that conducts research, biodiversity conservation, and small-scale development in Madagascar. Its conservation efforts work in tandem with the Malagasy people and local grassroots organizations.

Join us for a discussion with Founder Dr. Marni LaFleur and on-the-ground Director Dr. Seheno Cordaunt-Andriantsaralaza who work diligently to improve the livelihoods of people, flora, and fauna around Tsimanampesotse National Park.

Recording Available Here!

The Singing Planet

Panel Discussion

We enjoyed an unforgettable immersion of Earth’s exquisitely rich wild chorus and the places that give rise to them during an on-demand screening of The Singing Planet. After the screening period wrapped up, we sat down for a panel discussion with the filmmaker Liz McKenzie, natural sounds recordist Hank Lentfer, and Population Connection VP for Communications Marian Starkey.

Participants tuned in to ask the film crew questions and get behind-the-scenes knowledge of the work that went into capturing the beautiful voices this world has to offer.

 Watch the Panel Discussion Here!

2021 Event Archive

Fall Events

During the Fall, we connected with professors from the University of Calabar and the University of Michigan to discuss their research in the fields of ecological stability, sustainable development, and climate justice. In addition, we hosted our Senior Leadership Team to share our biggest accomplishments of 2021.

2021 Fall Events

Summer Series

We had a jam-packed summer hosting monthly speaking engagements and an encore screening of the hard-hitting documentary 8 Billion Angels. Organizations featured in our Summer Series include Project Drawdown, World Wildlife Fund, Earth Overshoot, Reproductive Health Uganda, and Transition Earth.

2021 Summer Series

Book Club Meetings

In 2021 we started our “Page Turners” Book Club, excited to have a new way to connect with our members and supporters on the latest publications that discuss population dynamics, sustainable development, and environmental issues. Every two months, we hosted one-hour discussions on books chosen by our audience. Publications include The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann and The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Page Turners Book Club

Earth Day Passport Series

We celebrated this year’s Earth Day all month long, hosting speakers from organizations around the world to discuss family planning services and reproductive rights in their communities. We wrapped up presentations with an on-demand screening of the new documentary, 2040, followed by a discussion of the film on Earth Day!

2021 Earth Day

2020 Event Archive

2020 Fall Speaker Series

We wrapped up 2020 virtual events on a high note with our Fall Speaker Series! We were fortunate enough to showcase some of our incredible international partnerships as well as highlight how our Population Education and Action Fund programs have transitioned during this unprecedented year. We hope you enjoy these interesting and informative conversations!

2020 Fall Speaker Series

2020 Population + Climate Change Course

An introduction to population studies, this month-long course is particularly useful for anyone interested in volunteering with Population Connection in the future. Presented by our Communications Manager Hannah Evans, the weekly sessions take a deeper look at how population dynamics relate to global issues such as poverty, sustainable development, access to health care, climate change, and the health of our planet.

Population and Climate Change Course

2020 Summer Speaker Series

Our incredible international partners were showcased during our 2020 Summer Speaker Series. We hosted experts from WINGS Guatemala and Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) to learn how their work has shifted during the COVID-19 crisis. We also co-hosted a presentation with our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund for an update on the state of reproductive rights advocacy during 2020’s election season.

2020 Summer Series

2020 Earth Day Challenge

Leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we held a virtual Earth Day challenge consisting of daily actions individuals could partake in to reduce their environmental impact. Two of the challenges included tuning in to presentations hosted by our President John Segar and Communications Manager Hannah Evans.

2020 Earth Day