On Thursday, Sept. 15, Mississippi University for Women’s Fall Forum Series welcomes Abigail Franks, programs and policy coordinator for the Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN) and host of the podcast Climate Justice Y’all.

Franks will discuss her work on climate resilience and lead a discussion about practicing hope in the face of climate change.

She is a graduate of the Honors College at University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Udall Scholar. While at UAB, she advised UAB administrators and the City of Birmingham on solar power policy and founded WEARE (We Envision Alabamian Renewable Energy), presenting to citizen groups and university classes around the state.

With SCEN, she works closely with local communities to learn how climate change affects them and drafts climate mitigation and adaptation policiesto make the South a sustainable and resilient region.

The event begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on The W campus. All members of The W community are invited, and the event is also free and open to the public.

For more information, email honors@muw.edu, call (662) 241-6850, or visit https://www.muw.edu/honors/forum.

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.

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