September 18, 2020
Conservation for Whom?
This session, led by our friends at The Avarna Group, will focus on the controversial history of environmental conservation in the United States and work to change the future. Participants will be led through a timeline of events from the 19th and early 20th century, revealing how early environmental movements sometimes harmed Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color across what is now the United States. Using this context, we will also discuss examples of how conservation movements are now working to course correct, and ensure that our future is more equitable and inclusive.