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.

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