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  • Friday, March 11, 2022, 5–9 pm ET | Saturday, March 12, 2022, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm ET

  • all events are virtual, free, and open to the public

  • Missed it live? No worries! Watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/upenvironment/live

LATE CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM:

  • Poetry reading by M. Bartley Seigel will now last from 12:00–12:15 pm instead of 12:00–12:45 pm on Saturday.

  • NEW: Discussion of the war in Ukraine by led by Nadija Packauskas, 12:15–12:45 pm Saturday. "Free Lance Human Being" is the title Nadija Packauskas gave herself 40 years ago and despite multiple degrees,  extensive travel and impressive job titles it is still the title she uses today. What does it mean to be human in the face of aggression? How are the Ukrainians defying the giant? How are they standing against the unprovoked invasion by Putin of their beloved,  free, sovereign, independent, democratic nation and why we should stand with them. Join the cofounders of Yoopers for Ukraine, Lithuanian American Nadija Packauskas; Adalina Oronova, Fulbright Ukrainian scholar at Michigan Tech; Nazar Gora, Ukrainian Michigan Tech student;  Zenia Vorodis, Russian student at Tech; and Nadija's 91-year-old father Vytautas Packauskas, who fled the Russians in WWII, as they lead a round-robin discussion on how Putin's recent actions should ignite and unite us to become activists against the most critical and looming humanitarian disaster of the 21st century.  We are in a new world.

  • Additional participant in the panel discussion “Rewilding the U.P.: Wolves” (Saturday, 1:00–2:30 pm). Kerry Beheler, representing the group Hunters for Wolves, will present “Real Hunters Don’t Kill Wolves.”  Hunters for Wolves advocates for healthy ecosystems, scientifically and ethically managed to protect our wildlife for present and future generations.

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