Racialized communities experience many complex barriers that limit people’s access to nature. This includes factors such as inequitable distribution of green space, systemic socio-economic barriers, cultural perceptions of nature spaces, safety in nature, and lack of representation. It is critical that we work to address those barriers for a more inclusive, equitable, and just outdoors. With that said, racialized communities have always contributed to stewardship, with histories deeply connected to lands. However, they have been excluded from being represented in the great outdoors narrative.
In this webinar, participants will hear from a panel of experts leading the push for equitable access, opportunity, and representation in the nature and conservation field. Each panelist will share their journey to nature-based, conservation, and outdoor recreation work, and how they contribute to this community. Participants will leave the webinar with increased awareness, and tangible ideas on what actions they can take.