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Crossroads of Ideas explores equity and climate change

Hear from Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Secretary of Safety and Professional Services Dawn Crim and other experts April 20

Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
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MADISON, Wis. – What do we gain when we include diverse communities in the conversation on climate change? And what do we lose when we don’t? On Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m., scientists, engineers, experts and leaders from diverse backgrounds – including Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes – bring their perspectives to the state of the regional, national and global conversation about climate change at a virtual Crossroads of Ideas discussion moderated by Dawn Crim, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

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Crim says, “The past year has revealed in stark terms what many of us already knew: Every crisis disproportionately affects people, communities and businesses of color. It is possible to reverse these patterns of inequity, but to do that we need to be intentional. We must work with and listen to the people, communities and businesses we seek to help.”

The April 20 webinar will feature:

The Crossroads of Ideas program is a public lecture series that addresses vital social science topics. The series generally is held in-person at the Discovery Building on the UW–Madison campus. More at discovery.wisc.edu/crossroads.

“In recognition of Earth Day and of the many challenges diverse communities are facing due to climate change, we are honored to be able to convene this panel of leaders, experts and researchers to hear perspectives that are vital to understanding the manifold crises upon us,” says Laura Heisler, WARF’s director of programming.

About WARF

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.