General Session: Inviting Everyone to America's Public Lands

Inviting Everyone to America's Public Lands

Time: Monday, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Regency Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Sponsored by National Parks Conservation Association

Presented by:

Lynne Jackson, Board Director, Jefferson National Parks Association / Founder and President, Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Mikah Meyer, Founder, Outside Safe Space

David Vela, Board Director, Eastern National, and Retired, National Park Service

Donna Faure (Moderator), Executive Director, Point Reyes National Seashore Association

When you examine the goals of any land management agency today, you will find a commitment to ensure that people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other systemically excluded communities are engaged, welcomed, and given access to America’s public lands. What are the forward-looking strategies to make this happen? How are nonprofit partners bringing capacity and leadership to these efforts? This panel discussion will examine these questions, and offer insight on what it means to tell the stories of all Americans through our public lands.