Jamie McAfee rsvped for Gender Equality: Unleashing Women's Full Potential 2021-04-03 17:07:35 -0400
Professor Linda Scott will join us April 13th @ 12pm EST/6pmCET
To discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book:
“The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women."
Internationally renowned expert on women's economic development and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. Professor Linda Scott will join us to discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book: “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women.” Her analysis of international gender data shows the reality of a distinctive pattern of economic inequality which, when combined with cultural impediments, forms the shadow economy unique to women, the “Double X Economy.” To quote Melinda Gates:
“Linda Scott shines a light on women's essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy--while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women's economic power." --Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Linda gives us a powerful argument going forward: “…equal economic treatment for women would put a stop to some of the world’s costliest evils, while building prosperity for everyone.” And she is looking to recruit everyone to the cause of women’s economic inclusion!WHENApril 13, 2021 at 6pmWHEREZoom Link will be sent out closer to the event date
Jamie McAfee rsvped for Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion 2021-04-03 17:06:55 -0400
Wildfires in Australia. Wildfires in California. The Amazon burned to make way for cattle grazing. Pledges to plant a billion trees. Carbon offsetting by protecting forests. The planet’s forests have become ground zero for climate impacts and climate action.
In honor of Earth Week 2021, The Climate Action Team and Democrats Abroad Spain are hosting “Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion” with Daniel James, newly elected chair of DA Spain.
Daniel has decades of expertise in forest management and environmental policy, working on the Hill, for the US Forest service, and most recently, as Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA.
Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM CET/12 PM EST
This is a virtual event; RSVP for the link
We hope you will attend to learn more about the connection between forests and climate change, and the importance of protecting and preserving forests to the planet. We want you to be inspired to take action!
Here are some suggested watchings/readings to introduce you to the subject and spark some questions.
Submit your questions in advance to [email protected]! Please use the subject line “Climate and Forests”.
Daniel James was recently elected chair for DA Spain. He served 34 years in public service and retired from USDA in 2019. His last role was Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment. In that role Daniel led the NRE Mission area which included the US Forest Service, and for a period Natural Resource Conservation Service and Gulf Coast Restoration work.
He was appointed Associate Chief of the Forest Service in July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Daniel, served in many leadership positions, including:
- Regional Forester of the Rocky Mountain Region;
- Deputy Regional Forester in the Pacific Southwest Region; Forest Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest;
- District Ranger on the Salt Lake Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest;
- District Ranger on the South Park Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forest, Comanche, and Cimarron National Grasslands;
- Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs of the Intermountain Region, National Press Officer in Washington, D.C.;
- and aide to the United States Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado when he was in the US House of Representatives.
He represented USDA on the National Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, National Wildland Fire Leadership Council and also served on the Board for the Sierra Conservancy and the National Leadership Council for the National Forest Foundation.
Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree from Regis University of Denver. He and his partner Aaron live in Barcelona, Spain.
Don’t forget that The Climate Action Team has curated this list of virtual Earth Day events - there is something to fit every time zone and every age group.WHENApril 21, 2021 at 6pmWHEREThis is a virtual event; RSVP for the link
Jamie McAfee published Kamala Harris: A Pioneering Vice President? Looking Beyond the Symbolic Win in Candidate Information 2020-12-09 05:01:41 -0500
Reality is finally setting in that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be in the White House on January 20, 2021. The weight of the global pandemic, a deteriorating economy, and a deeply divided nation will be placed on their shoulders. President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris are already proving they understand the magnitude of this responsibility; “This is the moment where we need to steel our spines, redouble our efforts, and recommit ourselves to the fight” against the coronavirus, Biden said. “Let’s remember, we’re all in this together.” Watching from abroad as Harris and Biden begin to staff up and mask up, it’s comforting to see America being led with competence, compassion and intellect.Read more