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Honors Forum Series
September 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Programs and Policy Coordinator, Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN)
Lessons of Resilience and Practicing Hope in the Face of Climate Change
A graduate of the Honors College at University of Alabama-Birmingham, Franks is a Udall Scholar and climate policy advocate. While at UAB, she founded WEARE (We Envision Alabamian Renewable Energy), She is now Programs and Policy Coordinator for the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN), where she works with local communities and drafts climate mitigation and adaptation policiesto make the South a sustainable and resilient region. She is also host of the podcast Climate Justice Y’all. She will discuss her work on climate resilience and lead a discussion about climate anxiety, eco-grief, and all the ways we work together to face the climate crisis.
About The W
Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.
Be Bold. Tower with Blue.