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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
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Worldwide Teach-In for Climate and Justice

March 30 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Downtown Campus and Virtual

Join us for an opportunity for PCC's community to engage in conversation about climate change actions and solutions. Hear a diverse group of panelists from PCC, local governments, and the greater community. Bring your thoughts, experiences, and questions to further this critical dialog about our shared future.

Many similar events are taking place worldwide simultaneously!


Amethyst Room, Downtown Campus.


9:00am - 9:15am   |   Opening Remarks

Lee D. Lambert, Pima Chancellor
Catherine Ripley, Pima Governing Board chair

9:15am - 10:00am   |   THEME #1: Climate Change Awareness, Impacts and Actions

Moderators: Charlie MacCabe, Pima Geography faculty and Ashlee Contreras, Pima student
Panelists: Regina Romero, Tucson Mayor; Fatima Luna, Tucson Mayor’s Environmental and Sustainability Advisor; Anne Browning-Aiken, Pima Anthropology faculty; Oscar Harper, Pima student; Jonathan Marquis, Pima Art faculty; Raquel Baier, Sustainable Tucson; Jaimie Galayda, Tucson Water Co.

10:00am - 10:45am   |   THEME #2: Teaching and Learning About Climate Change

Moderators: Rob Foth, Pima Acting Dean of Mathematics, and Maria Pereira, Pima Astronomy faculty;
Panelists: Sarah Jansen, Pima Philosophy Faculty; Don Gest, Pima Geology faculty; Anjelica Morales, Pima student; Donya Meggs, Pima Adult Education faculty; Steve Grede, Pima Computer Aided Drafting faculty

10:45am - 11:00am   |   Break

11:00am - 11:05am   |   U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (video)

11:10am - 12:00pm   |   THEME #3: Technical Innovations and Planning for the Future

Moderators: Emily Halvorson, Pima Dean of Sciences, and Nyx Leegan, Pima student
Panelists: Chien-Wei Han, Pima Physics faculty; Trevor Ledbetter, Director, University of Arizona Office of Sustainability; Edward Beshore, Greater Tucson Chapter, Citizens Climate Lobby; Aaron Colton, Pima student; Scott Sawyer, Pima Physicsfaculty

Online   |   THEME #4: Continuing the Conversation (online)

Gary Mechler, Pima Astronomy faculty; Francisca James Hernández, Pima Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies faculty; Alexis Ellsworth-Kopkowski, Pima Library

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