The Wege Speaker Series is an annual curated presentation of topics related to Economicology (Arts & Culture, Environment, Education, Health Care, and Community Service). It is directed, funded, and selected by the Wege Foundation with the support of local non-profits and educational institutions.

For the 2018 presentation, esteemed ornithologist Dr. J. Drew Lanham spoke about the human connection to birds, the environment and how these subjects relate to marginalized communities, equity and diversity in environmentalism.

Grand Rapids based illustrator Yolanda Gonzalez was selected to produce whimsical yet relevant custom art that augmented the event's brand identity.
Illustration by Yolanda Gonzalez
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