Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff: El Poder de la Comunidad (The Power of Community)
Partnership: DukeCreate & Mi Gente
About the Workshop
Join Mi Gente for this two-part event as they mark the start of their Latinx Heritage Month celebration and talk about what it means to be part of the Latinx community!
Part I: 5-6pm | Part II: 6-7pm
Part I (5-6pm): Participate in a free-art session from 5-6pm, led by members of Mi Gente. REGISTER FOR SUPPLIES HERE. The first 30 Durham-based students to register via the link above will be provided with supplies for Part I of this event at no cost. An email will be sent for on-campus pickup instructions.
Part II (6-7pm): Hear from keynote speaker and alumnae, Dr. Lauren Czaplicki, on the power of community. Open to all, no registration required!
About the Instructor
Lauren Czaplicki, PhD, is a Duke Alumna, environmental engineer, teacher, artist, science communicator, and entrepreneur based out of Longmont, CO. She is passionate about finding ways to soften our impact on the environment and inspiring others to do so. She takes a genomic approach to identifying fungal communities and designs mycoremediation strategies to harness the abilities of native fungi. She has written multiple research articles about her innovative mycoremediation approach harnessing native soil fungi to address legacy pollutants. The American Society of Civil Engineers featured one of her articles in their 60th Anniversary State-of-the-Art Reviews. Lauren is a past Duke Superfund trainee, Pratt School of Engineering Fellow, and Dean’s Graduate Fellow.
She works in watercolors and her pieces blend her love for nature with her scientific approach. Her overall goal is to make mycoremediation, and more broadly, science, more accessible so that everyone can participate and benefit from it! In her downtime, Lauren can be found playing with new recipes for tamales in her kitchen, skiing, fly fishing, or spending time with her dogs.
About the Location
This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.