Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) Digital Learning Series 2021: The Power of Place
Event Date: Dec 15, 2021 -
Title: The Power of Place: Reframing Environmental Justice with a Racial Justice Lens
Click Here to View Full AgendaDate/Time: December, 15th, 2021- 12:00pm - 4:00pm EST
(Optional Networking 4:00-5:00pm EST)Overview: The next session in the 2021 Power of Place series will focus on reframing environmental justice and increasing equitable access to the natural environment with a racial justice lens. The session will bring together leaders in the environmental justice movement – including young adult leaders, grassroots and community-based organizations, philanthropy, and representatives from federal and local governments – who will help us build our collective understanding of the healing power of nature, especially for Black and Indigenous people and communities of color. We will hear from different voices in the field who will share practical examples of community-focused efforts and policy solutions at the intersection of nature and healing, protecting outdoor spaces, environmental justice, and racial justice. We appreciate the expertise and assistance of Children & Nature Network with this session!
Build understanding of the healing power of nature especially for Black and Indigenous people and communities of color in the context of Arnold Chandler’s research on structural racism
Feature different voices and practical examples (models, approaches and initiatives) that intersect nature, environmental justice and racial justice
Address and reframe biases around white-dominant conservationist spaces and tropes to center Indigenous people and communities of color, especially as it relates to environmental justice and protecting outdoor spaces
Grow awareness of policies and paths for advocating for policies related to securing resources for prioritizing environmental justice and healing in the outdoors
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