Being Black and Brown Outside: Connecting Our Youth with Nature

Summer Series | Equity
Being Black and Brown Outside: Connecting Our Youth with Nature

Between the pandemic and civil unrest, now more than ever, members of black, indigenous and communities of color need to utilize nature and outdoor spaces to heal and experience relief from trauma. In order to ensure that communities of color have access to, and feel safe and welcome in nature in their cities, we have to address the historic and systemic barriers they encounter in accessing the outdoors.  This presentation will discuss the health and wellness implications of racism on communities of color and how culturally tailored outdoor experiences, facilitated by people of color, can help to break down barriers and create welcoming, safe and accessible nature spaces that serve as a tool for healing and strengthening communities.

DATE
June 2021
LOCATION
Panel Discussion
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