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Kirsten commented on International Truths About Sustainability

Thanks Wendy!

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Kirsten commented on International Truths About Sustainability

Thanks for your support Dr. Jenkins!

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Kirsten commented on International Truths About Sustainability

Hello Kate,
Yes and no. Our proposal is to support the production and dissemination of the videos via a curated website. The event is tied to a three year program that supports students around the world in their research and career aspirations in sustainability innovations. The storytelling event will be supported through other funds and will be coupled with professional poster session - all open to the public, but I expect that experts in the field and partner organizations that work with students in their internships will be the bulk of the live audience.
In the past program that I ran, we had over hundred managers, directors and academics, deans of colleges in the audience, and I from what I learned it was hugely impactful event, changing hiring policies and opening up conversations for organizations about how to evaluate strategic planning and program development in conservation with more attention to inclusivity, equity, and social justice.
Again, this was initially developed as an identity and cohort building tool for the students, which our evaluators have suggested was transformative for the students, but the emergent impact we didn't see coming was how it impacted the professional partners that we work with.
Thanks again for your interest Kate!