Lecture Series presents Climate Change and Climate Justice in NCW April 19

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The 2017-2018 WVC Speaks Lecture Series presents “Climate Change and Climate Justice in NCW,” by WVC faculty members Dr. Joan Qazi and Livia Millard. The lecture is Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in Wenatchi Hall room 2105 and room 901 in Omak, via ITV. It is free and open to the public.

How will climate change affect you, your children, your great-grandchildren? This lecture will explain climate change in human terms—its causes, consequences and possible solutions. We can already observe some of the effects of climate change in our environment, but we may not realize the economic or social ramifications that we are already experiencing. It is time to pay attention and find out what you can do to ensure a livable planet in the future.

Dr. Qazi is a geography instructor at Wenatchee Valley College and has been involved with sustainability initiatives on campus for the last 20 years. Since her doctoral degree in 1998, she has been thinking globally and acting locally about climate change. Dr. Qazi is an active member of Climate Conversations NCW, the Climate Reality Project and Sustainable Wenatchee.

Livia Millard has been a faculty member at Wenatchee Valley College at Omak since 1994 and is the multicultural coordinator and counselor. She is also the advisor to ASWVCO Student Senate and the newly formed ASWVCO Green Campus Committee. Millard is also a member of Washington Women for Climate Action Now (WWCAN) and the Climate Reality Project.

Daily parking passes on the Wenatchee campus cost $2. Parking permit machines are available in the Wells Hall/Music and Art Center, Smith Gym, Brown Library and Sexton Hall lots. Students must have valid WVC parking permits.


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu.