Due to the ongoing pandemic, Population Connection is not currently hosting any in-person events.

Since Covid-19 forced us to make membership events virtual, 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!


Year in Review with Population Connection: Education, Advocacy, and Outreach

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

Wrap-up 2021 with us!

After another challenging year, we want to end on a high note! Join us as we hear from Population Education and Action Fund team members on their highlights from 2021. With all the activist training, curriculum updates, video contests, and more to review, this is sure to be an engaging hour!

Date: Tuesday, December 14th
Time: 2PM ET/11am PT

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Pamela Wasserman

Senior Vice President for Education

Rebecca Harrington

Senior Director of Advocacy and Outreach

Brian Dixon

Senior Vice President for Media and Government Relations


Page Turners Book Club Meeting

The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

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

Looking at the headlines—a global pandemic, the worsening climate crisis, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.

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. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her “Four Reasons for Hope”: The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit.

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

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

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Building a Better Ecological Consciousness: A Discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Andrew-Essien

Earlier this month, we sat down with Dr. Elizabeth Andrew-Essien, a professor at the University of Calabar in Nigeria, to discuss the intersections between ecological stability and increasing industrialization in…

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Commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day with Dr. Kyle Whyte

Indigenous populations have consistently acted as some of the most important and effective stewards of American lands. But long histories of exclusion, marginalization, colonization, relocation, and capitalist expansion have left…

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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

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

Past Events

2021 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

2021 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 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