Shifting Towards Equity: Community Visioning for EE during and after COVID-19
July 22nd,10:30am-12:00pm Mountain
We will be sharing the key themes and learnings from our July 8th Summit! You do not need to have attended on July 8th to attend on July 22nd. If you attended the session on July 8th, you do not need to register again. Learn more about ideas and strategies proposed from across the country to center equity during and after COVID-19. We will be sharing findings and next steps.
July 8th Recap
We explored inequities that have become even more exposed, and brainstormed the shifts that still need to occur to ensure that EVERYONE has opportunities for environmental and outdoor learning every day! The summit featured a keynote by Parker Mcmullen Bushman and was followed by facilitated breakout groups. Participants had the opportunity to share, discuss, and explore these shifts and the strategies needed to navigate the changing educational landscape while holding equity at the center.
About Parker McMullen Bushman
Parker is a dynamic speaker that engages audiences in new thinking around what it means to be a diversity change agent, an inclusive leader and building capacity for transformational change. Parker is currently the Vice President for Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits at Butterfly Pavilion. Parker’s background in the education, conservation, outdoor recreation and interpretive fields spans over 20 years. Parker’s interest in diversity, equity and inclusion issues developed from her personal experiences facing the drastic lack of diversity in environmental organizations and green spaces. Parker tackles these complex issues by addressing them through head on activism and education. Parker is also the creator of an online resource forum called Ecoinclusive. Ecoinclusive provides training and resources for leadership at non-profits, cultural and environmental organizations to aid them in building a culturally diverse and culturally competent staff that reflects the populations that they serve.