Accessibility in Nature – Northwest Advancement Initiative
October 25, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) will host a series of Northwest regional roundtable discussions centered on bringing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice (DEIJ) and accessibility into community conservation work. These regional roundtables are offered thanks to generous grant support from the Connecticut Community Foundation.
Building upon the content of the dialogue sessions we hosted as part of the 2021 Advancement Initiative in the region, this year’s program will once again be facilitated by equity coaches, Ashley Stewart and David Sutherland and consist of three stand-alone Zoom conversations.
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October 25: “Accessibility in Nature – Expanding our Community Reach” – This session will focus on accessibility on a broader scale. Representatives from various groups will be sharing their organization’s mission and key projects that expand accessibility in their target group. This roundtable will be an open discussion format where representatives and participants can ask questions to one another to bring out ideas, points of connections, and to imagine accessibility in a holistic way. We aim to have a highly interactive session with all those present and engage ourselves in unique questions about land, inclusion, and access.
Joining us to help lead this discussion:
- Yaw Owusu Darko, Connecticut Land Conservation Council
- Alanah Sherman, Avalonia Land Conservancy
- Mayra Rodriguez Gonzalez, Latino Outdoors
- Sydnee Foster, Roaring Brook Nature Center
Registration for these roundtables is limited to representatives of land trusts, municipalities, and community groups located in the Connecticut Community Foundation service area. For additional information about registration, please contact CLCC Deputy Director Aaron Lefland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional events include:
August 23: “Looking at Conservation More Broadly” – David and Ashley will offer a primer on DEIJ and explore diversity in conservation values across rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
September 28: “Conservation that Addresses Social and Environmental Needs: Learning through CT Examples” – This session will feature representatives from organizations that use their land to address social and environmental issues, including food, housing, and opportunities for people with disabilities.