PUBLISHED: 11:12 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Seminar connects the dots between population, economies, environments
A presentation by population expert Ellen Marshall on "Women's Lives, Children's Futures and the Planet's Hope: The Power and Promise of Family Planning" will be Thursday, Jan. 26, at Centennial Hall. The event is free. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m.

Marshall will connect the dots between women's rights and the economic and environmental health of nations.

In her keynote speech to the Sierra Club in September, Marshall said, "The world's girls and women are counting on each of us - the most prosperous people in the history of the world - to help ensure continued progress toward universal human rights, environmental protection, gender equality, shared prosperity, peace and equal opportunity."

Ellen Marshall is the former senior program officer for Population and Women at the United Nations Foundation. She also served as director of the U.S. Department of State Office of Population in 1995. Marshall is currently a partner with Good Works Group in Boulder, Colo.

For more information, contact Andrea Doll at 723-7355.