Diversity in the Outdoors: A Conversation with Chevon Powell

Wednesday, Nov 03 2021


Time:  4:30pm AKT  /  5:30pm PT  /  6:30pm MT  /  7:30pm CT  /  8:30pm ET
Host Organization:  North Cascades Institute — Sedro-Woolley, WA
Price:  $5

The outdoor scene presents an opportunity for all people to connect with our shared earthly home. However, the conservation and recreation fields in the U.S. have been disproportionately shaped by white, able-bodied figures and the trail has not been a welcoming place for diverse people. While Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) have always been out on the trail despite this history, we're now seeing a welcome increase in participation, as well as overlapping conversations about social justice and outdoor recreation. More people of diverse identities are getting out, having fun, and adding to the richness of outdoor culture. Discussions about diversity in the outdoors help to grow a diverse and just outdoor scene. Please join North Cascades Institute in welcoming Chevon Powell to our virtual platform. Chevon is the founder of Golden Bricks Events (GBE) and Refuge Outdoor Festival—an annual outdoor recreation camping experience geared toward Black, Indigenous, People of Color. She is an experienced event professional and community advocate for outdoor access and environmental justice. Chevon will be sharing with us her story of exploring natural and social landscapes, as well as facilitating a reflective conversation in small groups. This online program offers an opportunity to participate in a thought-provoking and inspiring conversation around building diversity in the outdoors. If you are unable to make this specific date or time, you may still register and we will send you a link to view the class on your own time! All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week after the program. Learn more here.