Announcing Black In National Parks Week!

Announcing Black In National Parks Week!

On August 25, 2020 the National Park Service will celebrate its 104th anniversary. To mark the occasion Nicole Jackson, co-organizer of #BlackBirdersWeek and Next Generation Advisory Council member of the National Parks Conservation Association, has inspired a commemoration to acknowledge the often-overlooked narratives of those who have contributed to more than a century of conscientious public land management. The Joy Trip Project is pleased to announce Black In National Parks Week!

Nicole Jackson

Starting on August 24th post images to social media with #BlackInNationalParks or #BlackInNationalParksWeek through August 29th. Tell us your stories of Black people on public land using these themes.

• History
• Art/Photography/Film
• Personal Narratives
• Adventure
• Passion/Profession
• Self-Care/Healing

Post your pictures, videos, memes, poetry, personal narratives, historical revelations or original artwork. Share anything that expresses the joy of Black lives in the great outdoors. Let’s begin a national conversation!



For more information on the history and legacy of Black Americans in our national parks check out the latest story from the Joy Trip Project in National Geographic
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/2020/08/people-of-color-who-transformed-us-national-parks
Or visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/africanamericanheritage/index.htm

Just remember. In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic wear a mask whenever you’re in public. National Park visitor centers require face coverings. Avoid large crowds and social gatherings whenever possible. Exercise good practices of social distancing when on hiking trails, bike paths, picnic areas, beaches and campsites. When you see others, smile with your eyes. Always recreate responsibly!

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 http://www.rethinkoutside.org

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.

 

 

 

 

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