Anti-Racism In Our National Parks ~ The Video

Anti-Racism In Our National Parks ~ The Video

On August 25th, 2020 The Joy Trip Project had the great honor and privilege to host a distinguished panel of experts. To mark the 104th Anniversary of the National Park Service those who gathered brought their thoughts and lived experiences to explore the long history and future of Black people as stewards of our public land.

Our panelists included: independent scholar Dr. Carolyn Finney, Dr. Nina Roberts Professor of recreation, parks and tourism at San Francisco State University, Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson, former National Park Director Robert Stanton, Angelou Ezeilo, co-founder of the Greening Youth Foundation and Nicole Jackson, a member of the Next Generation Advisory Council at the National Parks Conservation Association. Nicole is the creator of Black In National Parks Week

We are very pleased to share this panel discussion as a video in its entirety.


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Black In National Parks Week is part of an ongoing movement to elevate the stories from the Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities on public land and in the environmental conservation movement. Learn about about how you can become involved at

This event is supported in part by The Sierra Club , Adidas Outdoor  and the National Parks Conservation Association and presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.





Thank you to Dean Paul Robbins for granting his permission to use this Web Ex Conference System. Thank you also to my friend and colleague Emily Reynolds, Assistant Director Community Engagement and Alumni Relations for providing both logistical and technical support for night’s discussion.

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