PAST EVENT - THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2020 9-10:30 a.m.
"Racial Equity and Access to Nature"
This symposium featured a live discussion with conservation advocates from across the country and Forest Preserves of Cook County, moderated by Forest Preserve Foundation Staff.
To view a video of the symposium click here.
This event included a panel of thought leaders and experts from across the country and the Forest Preserves of Cook County during a topical and engaging discussion on equity in the outdoors. This 90-minute virtual event addressed ways to make outdoor recreation more equitable and diverse, opportunities for enjoying nature and more.
Heather Miller, Executive Director American Indian Center
José González, Founder, Latino Outdoors
Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Health Sciences
Forest Preserves of Cook County Panel
Arnold Randall, General Superintendent, Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Raquel Garcia-Alvarez, Stewardship Program Coordinator
Emily Harris, Conservation and Policy Council; Principal, Harris Strategies, LLC
Jennifer Schwarz Ballard
Hon. Scott Britton
Carolyn Williams Meza
Hon. Kevin Morrison
Hon. Sean Morrison
Harold M. and Adeline S. Morrison Family Foundation
This special event draws civic and business leaders from around the country.
Read about our 2019 Symposium here.