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Due to the risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Membership Engagement team will continue to refrain from hosting any in-person events. Although we can’t gather in person, we’ve updated this page with additional resources for you to expand your knowledge on issues important to our organization’s mission as well as virtual events we’ll be organizing.
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We have some great staff speakers who would love to present to your group, club, or classroom—virtually, or in person once it’s again safe to congregate.
During quarantine, we have begun offering conference calls and webinars as a benefit to members, to give you an inside look into our work and mission-affirming interest in issues related to population concerns. The first two presentations are with John Seager, Population Connection President and CEO, and with Hannah Evans, Communications Manager. Future speakers will include friends and partners from outside the organization as well.
This archive will grow with time, as we will add new presentations when they become available. Enjoy!
Note: The audio in John’s presentation scrambles for a bit a couple minutes in (working from home has its tech challenges)—please skip ahead and continue listening!
Zoom presentation by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka:
Zoom presentation by Drs. Rodrigo Barillas and Michelle Dubon
Meet Our Members
Longtime supporter Linn Harwell joined Population Connection in 1979—at least, that’s as far back as our electronic records go. But her introduction to the importance of reproductive rights happened much earlier in life, in a sobering way. Linn was one of five children when her mother became pregnant again. Concerned with financial insecurities and housing issues, Linn’s mother decided to end her pregnancy. She was forced to have an unsafe “back-alley” procedure, due to abortion being illegal at that time—in a tragic outcome, all too familiar to people who remember the time before Roe v. Wade, her mother died of septicemia. Linn was six years old.
Linn has supported Population Connection for roughly 40 years, joining the organization back when it was still ZPG. “The reason Population Connection is so worthy for me is because I connect people together. And those are the people who need help. The [Trump] Oval Office doesn’t give a damn, but I do.” She encourages other Population Connection volunteers to connect and speak out about reproductive health and rights, and to continue growing a strong advocate network for family planning services.
Membership Relations Staff
Senior Membership Relations Coordinator
Roseberline first made the population connection while volunteering with non-profit organizations and seeing firsthand the effects of U.S. policies on international development. As she worked on improving the health of those in Haiti, she discovered the problems and solutions are interconnected. She realized that it’s impossible to improve the health of a community without addressing environmental issues, standing up for reproductive rights, and recognizing the importance of population stabilization. She brings her passion and experience to the membership relations team in order to help members bring light to these issues in their communities.
Membership Relations Assistant
Ever since Stephanie realized how much humans were impacting the environmental wellbeing of our planet, she knew she wanted to spend her time protecting it for future generations. She made the connection over time, noticing how technological innovation, mass production, and depletion of resources skyrocketed to match rapid population growth over the past century. Population Connection’s human rights approach to this issue resonated with Stephanie as she eagerly joined the Membership Relations Team earlier this year. She looks forward to helping facilitate meaningful experiences for members as they make the connection themselves and with others in their communities.