2020-2021 Virtual Luncheon Speaker Series
Next Luncheon Speaker Series event:
Climate Crisis Call to Action: Think Globally / Act Locally - Wed, March 10, 12pm – 1pm
LWVPA is proud to announce this event co-sponsored by Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet.
Guest speaker Christine Luong, Palo Alto's Sustainability Manager, will describe Palo Alto’s “Sustainability and Climate Action Plan” (S/CAP), why the city is creating it, and what it means for you. And guest speaker Nicole Angiel, Acterra's Director of Sustainability, will explain the importance of our food choices in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Natural Resources co-chair Mary O’Kicki will moderate. Register here to receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.
Recordings of past Luncheon Speaker Series events:
LWVPA Winter Luncheon Speaker Event: The K-12 Opportunity Gap and Its Effect on Equal Access to Higher Education - December 3, 2020
Guest speakers Kristen Clarke and Genevieve Bonadies Torres summarized the current racial inequities of the K-12 system and their impact on access to higher education and social mobility, and then highlighted efforts to dismantle existing barriers.
Housing in the Bay Area – How We Got Here and What Will Bring About Change - September 2, 2020
Randy Tsuda, President and CEO of Alta Housing (previously named Palo Alto Housing), presented his personal reflections on change and growth in the Bay Area, and outlined what we can do to tackle our housing shortage. View the presentation's slides here.
The Personal and the Political: What COVID-19 Reveals and How We Might Respond" - June 24, 2020
Julie Lythcott-Haims' webinar challenged the audience to ponder how COVID-19 is changing the world we live in. Julie spoke about structural inequality and bias in schooling, health outcomes, how different communities are policed (or not), as well as personal things including the importance of human connection and much more.
How is the COVID-19 crisis impacting American democracy? - April 29, 2020
Didi Kuo, Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford, addressed the state of American democracy (pre-pandemic), voting during the pandemic, challenges to the November election, and resources & advocacy.
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