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LIVE STREAM HERE for Jan.20, 2018 NEW CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE SYMPOSIUM https://youtu.be/iyX0frBWsDw

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10am-12noon
Los Altos Library
5614 E Britton Dr
Long Beach CA
90815
Celebrate Constitution Day!. We hope you were able to join this event. If not, please see a recording on YouTube at https://youtu.be/g8hQeJkXmMQ.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10am-12noon
Los Altos Branch Library
5514 E. Britton Drive
Long Beach 90815
Long Beach Parks and Open Space Accessibility Reports and Discussion. If you were not able to attend, please watch a recording of the event on youtube at https://youtu.be/YNwxcFC6elI
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10a-12noon
Los Altos Library 5614 E. Britton Dr., Long Beach 90815 Love the LBC? Learn how to be a more influential Citizen. The League of Women Voters, Long Beach Area invite all residents of Long Beach to come learn about ways to get involved in keeping our city great.

If you were not able to attend the event, here is a video posted on YouTube, https://youtu.be/MWVvhzEhACA

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10am-12:30pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
90802-8126
"NEW CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE" Symposium. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC TO PRESENT "NEW CHALLENGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE" AT 4TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM, JANUARY 20 Live stream the day of the event at https://youtu.be/iyX0frBWsDw

The New Challenges of Climate Change event will take place in the Aquarium's Ocean Theatre, Saturday, January 20, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. It is free to the public, but reservations are required, due to limited seating capacity (see below for details).

The latest assessment of climate change and sea-level rise and their impact globally, regionally, and locally will be the theme of the League of Women Voters' (Long Beach Area) 4th Annual Climate-Change Symposium, held in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Five distinguished experts will present the most current data on sea-level rise worldwide, but especially as it affects the Long Beach area and region. Dr. Jerry R. Schubel, CEO and president of the Aquarium of the Pacific and one of the nation's foremost oceanographers, will give the keynote address and will host a panel discussion later in the program.

He will be joined by four speakers: Dr. Neil Berg (formerly of the Rand Corporation) associate director, Science, UCLA Center for Climate Science, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Dr. Juliette Finzi Hart, co-project leader, U.S. Geological Survey; Richard D. "Rick" Cameron, managing director of planning and environmental affairs, Port of Long Beach; and Dr. Bill Patzert, climatologist and oceanographer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and often called "Prophet of California Climate."

Among the questions the speakers will address are: How scientists know that climate change influenced the extreme-weather events of the last year, especially hurricanes and wildfires; what will sea-level rise do to the Long Beach area; and what lies ahead for 7.6 billion people confronted by the accelerating effects of climate change?

IMPORTANT: To attend the free symposium, you must RSVP to: Lisa Swanson, 562-243-7301 or, by e-mail, to: searthgirl@aol.com by Jan. 18. The first 190 to respond will be admitted. A check-in table will be outside the Aquarium entrance. The event will begin exactly at 10 am. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the aquarium for a fee so you may want to considering carpooling. Added bonus: following the program, event attendees are welcome to explore the aquarium free of charge.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10am-12noon
Los Altos Library
5614 E Britton Dr, Long Beach, CA
90815
Civics and Citizenship (League of Women Voters Birthday). Details to be provided when available.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
10am -12noon
Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
5870 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA. 90805
Women's Health and The Law (Women's History Month). This will include a panel of distinguished professionals in the women's education, law and health fields. Stay tuned for more information.
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