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Optimism from Action: Conservation Stories from the Field that Give Us Hope

August 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

two photos next to each other, each has a different white woman with brown hair, smiling. in the background of one appears to be grasses on a beach and she's sitting on driftwood, the other has blurry green that is probably leaves.

Conservation International has been working around the world since 1987 to protect nature for people. Join Jaclyn Bringuez, Senior Director of Development, and Mallory Henig, Senior Manager, Individual and Planned Giving, to hear about on the ground conservation stories that give us hope for people and nature to thrive together for generations to come.

It’s easy to feel despondent with daily reports of ecological crisis in the news – from wildfires, to droughts, to floods & more. The dismal facts threaten to overwhelm us. But doom and gloom never did any good nor made any positive change. And, there is reason for real optimism — not wishful thinking — with a clear-eyed focus on solutions ready to hand and well within reach. Join our eminent speakers in this virtual lecture series to learn where they find hope — and why you should, too, — that empowers us all to respond to the ecological crisis.

Our speakers include:  Phoebe Barnard, PhD, CEO of the Stable Planet Alliance & Professor of Biodiversity and Environmental Futures at the University of Washington, Jeff Crane, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt University, Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch, Director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Jaclyn Bringuez, Senior Director of Development & Mallory Henig, Senior Manager, Individual and Planned Giving, both at Conservation International, and Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D., Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics & The Erica and Harry John Family Endowed Chair in Catholic Ethics at Catholic Theological Union. Details for each lecture are given below.  Attend all five lectures, or just one.  All lectures are recorded with recordings distributed to all registrants. Register on www.eventbrite.com at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stories-of-hope-amid-ecological-crisis-tickets-669424595987.  Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com for more information.


August 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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Christ the King Lutheran Church


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