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On Belonging in Outdoor Space

June 2, 2021 @ 11:00 pm - June 3, 2021 @ 3:59 am

This free speaker series will address the challenges and importance of establishing diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces, and will feature speakers whose work is advancing efforts to strengthen belonging and connection between communities of color and the benefits of time in nature.

Much of the Greater Boston area is home to world-class trails, conservation land, and expansive farmland. What needs to be done to ensure the benefits of green space are accessible to all? How can we ensure that people of all backgrounds feel welcome and comfortable while enjoying the outdoors?

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March 10th, 2021, 7pm ET
“Meaningful Nature Engagement in Stressed Communities”
Akiima Price, Award-Winning Family and Community Engagement Specialist

April 14th, 2021, 7pm ET
“Close Attention: Exploring a creative practice inside and outside the studio”
Evelyn Rydz, Artist and Educator, creator of Comida Casera Project & Drawing on Love and Justice

May 12, 2021, 7pm ET
Dr. Monica White, author of “Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement”

June 2nd, 2021, 7pm ET
“Coloring the Conservation Conversation”
Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University

Hosted by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Farrington Nature Linc, The Food Project, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, Mass Audubon, and The Walden Woods Project. Additional support provided by the Lincoln Garden Club, the Ogden Codman Trust, and the Bemis Free Lecture Series.

ZOOM info will be sent in advance of each speaking engagement. Closed captioning will be provided.

Registration fee: Free



June 2, 2021 @ 11:00 pm
June 3, 2021 @ 3:59 am