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The Great Outdoors? Tackling Structural Racism in National Parks

March 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Location: JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard ID holders are invited to attend a panel discussion that will examine the history of systemic racism and exclusion in America’s National Parks, public lands, and outdoor industry, and how leaders and organizations are challenging these structures and creating new equitable practices and policies.

Speakers include:

  • Tyrhee Moore, Founder and Executive Director, Soul Trak
  • Reginald Chapple, Division Chief, National Park Service
  • Dr. Marya T. Mtshali (Moderator), Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Spring 2023; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School
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This discussion is a part of the “Looking Back, Paying it Forward” speaker series, co-hosted by the Institute of Politics and Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The series examines how reparative practices, truth commissions, and institutional reckoning with structural oppression provide ways forward for equitable change.

Event Details

Please register by noon on the day of this event if you would like the possibility of attending the Forum in person. Registrants will be notified no later than 5:00 PM ET that day if a seat is available for them in the venue.

If a seat is unavailable or you will not be attending in person, viewers can stream the event live via our YouTubeTwitter, or Facebook pages. You do not need to register for virtual attendance.

The IOP encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have questions about accommodations or the physical access provided, please contact 617.495.1360 or iop_info@hks.harvard.edu in advance of the event.

The Forum is currently closed to those without a Harvard ID, and RSVPs are required for in-person attendance.

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