Introducing The Anti Racism In The Outdoors Resource Guide

Introducing The Anti Racism In The Outdoors Resource Guide

The Joy Trip Project is pleased to announce the release of the Anti-Racism in the Outdoor Resource Guide. Created by Dr. Don Rakow of Cornell University and Laura Brown of the University of Connecticut this annotated bibliography is a detailed list of articles and online content references that explore the complexed issues of racial disparities in the equitable access of all people to  the outdoors. In partnership with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison this new recourse guide will be shared in a free Zoom panel discussion titled Everyone’s Earth: Conversations on Race and Environment on Thursday September 30th at 11:30AM Central Time.

In the hopes of engaging a broad national discussion, this resource guide aims to share the latest research and reporting on efforts across the country to make the fields of outdoor recreation and environmental conservation more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Free for the general public to use the ARITO Resource Guide is designed to be expanded to include new and emerging information. Readers are encouraged to share their thoughts, make suggestions on new materials and most importantly, raise compelling questions that have yet to be discussed. It is the hope of those who have assembled this information that it may contribute to the education and understanding of anyone committed to the belief that outdoors is for everyone.

“The Antiracism in the Outdoors Resource Guide was created to serve as a non-refereed resource to facilitate understanding of the history and impacts of racism in the parks and green-spaces for anyone hoping take action toward making outdoor recreation and environmental conservation more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The Guide includes national organizations, presentations & podcasts, affinity groups and resource lists, books, articles, general anti-racism resources and ally-ship resources, but it is by no means comprehensive.   So many voices and stories, particularly those of Black Indigenous, and People of Color have historically not been shared or raised up. We hope this will serve as a staring place to raise up, support, and build stronger collaborations around these issues.”

Christopher Kilgour
Christopher Kilgour
Corina Newsome
Corina Newsome
Claudia Pineda Tibbs
Claudia Pineda Tibbs

The panel discussion, sponsored by the Schlecht Family Foundation, hosted by the Nelson Institute and moderated by community relations liaison James Edward Mills, will formally introduce the ARITO Resource Guide and engage questions from a live online audience. The panelists include Christopher Kilgour, Founder of Color in The Outdoors, Corina Newsome, Community Engagement Manager, Georgia Audubon Society and Claudia Pineda Tibbs, Advisory Board, Latino Outdoors; Sustainability Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium. Registration is required to attend and participants are welcome to ask their questions in advance. The organizers hope to encourage a rousing conversation that will continue at their respective campuses and at institutions of higher learning around the country.

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