Fall 2020 Virtual Programming

A Conversation with

Her Excellency Martha Bárcena Coqui

Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Thursday, September 17, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern)

Virtual event. Public invited.

Webinar will be viewable live and as an archive.

Free to Senator members, employees of our corporate members and faculty, staff, and students of our educational partners.

General admission: $10

Much has changed since Ambassador Bárcena visited West Michigan in 2019. Yet the ties that bind Michigan and Mexico remain. Join us for a conversation with the Ambassador, where she will speak on North American trade relations post-USMCA; the continuing COVID-19 crisis; and the Mexican-U.S. relationship. Joining in the conversation will be WACWM board member and Latinx consultant Adnoris "Bo" Torres.

With gratitude to 

Talking Java: The Future of Coffee

with Frankie Volkema, Joven Coffee

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 PM (Eastern)

 

Virtual event. Public invited.

Webinar will be viewable live and as an archive.

Free to Senator members, employees of our corporate members and faculty, staff, and students of our educational partners.

General admission: $10

The Council welcomes the world’s youngest coffee Q grader, 14-year-old Frankie Volkema, to talk about global coffee and what she’s learned about connecting with coffee growers in Burundi and Colombia. Joven, which means "youth" in Spanish, is a brand developed by Volkema to help raise awareness of young farmers in the coffee industry and the steps we can take to create a more sustainable and brighter future, one sip at a time. 

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