JWAC's 2016-2017 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.

Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.

JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!

Upcoming events:

'Vulnerable Vietnam: A Photo Story Focused on Climate Change in the Mekong Delta' with Lione Clare

Thursday | August 24th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

Sitkan Lione Clare studies Resource Conservation, Climate Change Studies, and Media Arts at the University of Montana. She began in photojournalism as a newspaper photographer at age 14, and in 2013 was recognized by the North American Nature Photography Association. In summers, she works with the Sitka Conservation Society and the Forest Service "to advocate for, and [help people] gain an understanding of, the importance of wilderness and public lands."

At the start of the year, she traveled Southern Vietnam, seeing firsthand what climate change is doing to communities halfway around the world. Her presentation focuses on four main themes: food security, coastal forests, renewable energy and migration.

'Environment Knows no Boundaries' with Dr. Mustafa Elhawi

Tuesday | September 19th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

Dr. Elhawi is associate professor in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at al-Aqsa University in Gaza City. He is the national coordinator of the Non-Violence Project in Palestine which offers courses in conflict resolution, peace education, and reconciliation with local and international organizations. Dr. Elhawi is also part of the Community Bridge Initiative, which trains people around the world in conflict resolution, peace-making and active non-violence. He has traveled and participated in professional forums extensively in Israel, other Middle East countries, India and Europe. Dr. Elhawi holds a PhD from the University of Salford in Manchester.

Dr. Elhawi will speak about the deteriorating environmental situation in Gaza; approaches to educating children in non-violence; as well as possible cooperation between charities, NGOs, and communitiy organizations from Alaska with sister organizations in Gaza.

Dr. Carlos Yaipen-Llanos

Tuesday | September 26th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360

Dr. Yaipen-Llanos is a marine veterinarian and founding President of the Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA) in Peru. He leads a marine animal stranding, rescue and rehabilitation network that links environmental-, animal- and public-health with climate change and human impacts. He trains international students that wish to develop a professional career in marine sciences and conservation.

He is member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, observer for the International Whaling Commission, and member of the UNESCO International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange.

Dr. Yaipen-Llanos will speak about the effects of climate change in Peruvian waters and marine animals and the devastation of coastal communities.

Fall Forum 2017

Oct. 26 - 28 | UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Presented in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. Details will be posted once we create them. Mark your calendars, and read about past Forums here.

WorldQuest 2018!

Friday, Feb 2nd | 6:00 | Centennial Hall

WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Click here to read more and watch this spot for details of next year's event.

All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.

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