We are excited to offer to you this Coffee Talk Special Edition- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Practice: Leveraging partnerships in the outdoor recreation and R3. This two part series is being brought to you in partnership with Project WILD.
Alex’s familial connection to the outdoors inspired him to connect deeply with nature. This foundational love and connection to nature led him to envision a program which radically transforms outdoor spaces and programming to a beacon of joy and liberation for Black youth- later to be known as Black Outside, Inc. Since 2019, Black Outside, Inc has collectively served over 500 youth from across the U.S. and is one of the largest black founded outdoor organizations in America. Alex will talk about (re)connecting black/African American youth to the outdoors. We’ll also explore how to move the needle on diversity in the outdoors and ensure our youth have safe and equitable spaces outside.
When: March 29 @ 2-3:30PM Eastern
Speaker: Alex Bailey, Founder/Executive Director of Black Outside
NOTE: This Coffee Talk- Special Edition [Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Practice: Leveraging partnerships in the outdoor recreation and R3] is funded by the Office of Environmental Education at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through ee360+, the Environmental Education and Training Program led by NAAEE under Assistance Agreement No. NT 84019001. We ask that you kindly respond to the prompted questions when registering for the event. All information collected will be used for grant reporting only. Your data will NOT be shared, sold, made publicly available or used for any other purposes. Any questions about why we’re asking for this information and what it will be used for, contact Elena Takaki at ETakaki@fishwildlife.org.