In April, our local community hosted several internationally-renowned visitors, including Dr. Lara Hansen, the 2014 WE Lead award winner. Dr. Hansen, who served on the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning IPCC team, is currently the founding director of EcoAdapt, a non-profit organization that provides support for climate change adaptation.
Kaiulani Lee's one-woman play, Can't Scare Me: The Story of Mother Jones at the UCCPA. Kaiulani is well known for her portrayal of Rachel Carson in the one-woman stage and film work, A Sense of Wonder. In both cases, Kaiulani has brought new meaning to the term "one-woman": she not only performs both roles, she researched and wrote both scripts. Kaiulani will be honored this year by the Audubon Women in Conservation for her work on A Sense of Wonder, which "reminds the audience of the monumental stature and influence of Rachel Carson, of how precious our natural world is, and of just how dramatic and difficult the challenges can be for those who stand to protect the truth."
The night before the play, Kaiulani attended a dinner with students and members of the community at Unity House. She spent much of her time talking with students. There's Marina again on the right, along with recent grad Zach Wigham, Environmental Writing major Josiah Coyle, and Summer Nay, who studies Adventure Therapy.
Kathrin Seitz and poet-activist Susie O'Keeffe.