3rd Annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship

Building the Power We Need to Create a Better World for our Children

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 11:00 a.m. to Noon 

The 3rd Annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship will be held Wednesday, April 26 at the Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center. The event will feature Kelsey Wirth as the guest speaker. Kelsey was inspired to start Mothers Out Front after becoming a mother and feeling despair about how climate change will impact her children’s lives. Struck by how few opportunities people had to meaningfully engage in addressing the problem, she set out to change this under the guidance of veteran organizer and social movement scholar Marshall Ganz. Kelsey is co-founder and former president of Align Technology, Inc., maker of Invisalign. She has served on the boards of the Environmental Working Group and Grist Magazine, and currently serves as President the Winslow Foundation. A native of both Colorado and Washington DC, Kelsey graduated from Harvard College and received her M.B.A. from Stanford


  • Women's Center
  • University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership
  • Center for Bioethics
  • Center on Women
  • Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Event location

Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center, 4-130 Weaver-Densford Hall

Kelsey Wirth