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Join the Village Men’s Group for a Q&A With Eric Sorensen, a recently retired meteorologist in both the Rockford and Quad Cities markets, and current candidate for Congressman in IL-17. He was one of the first weathermen to make a point of discussing climate change. He will share his experiences in communicating difficult subjects to an audience that was, initially at least, not very willing to hear his story.
While hosted by the Village Men’s Group, this program is open to all men, women, and guests of the Village.
About Eric Sorensen
Eric Sorensen is a former meteorologist and current candidate for Congressman in IL-17* working hard to bring context to weather and climate change. He was one of the first weathermen to talk openly on the air about climate change. Initially his hometown station was reluctant to have him tackle the politicized subject, but they noticed that the audience size went up whenever he was on, as they appreciated how he dealt with issues in a scientific rather than political way.
He has been nominated for Regional Emmy Awards three times and has earned a Silver Dome Award due to his broadcast excellence from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. Eric is also a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Journalism due to his work on climate change communication. In addition, Eric is on the Board of Directors of Clock, Inc., the Quad City’s only LGBTQ resource center.
*As a non-partisan NPO, The Village Chicago does not endorse individual candidates for elections. Sorensen will not be discussing his campaign as the focus of this discussion will be on his work as a meteorologist.