We all have a unique story to tell and it is important that every story be heard. Colouring Nature is an evening panel discussion that will provide the opportunity to listen to a diverse set of stories of relationships and experiences with nature.
Our featured panelists, Deborah McGregor (Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at York University), Drew Lanham (Cultural/Conservation Ornithologist, Lifelong Bird Watcher & Naturalist, Author, Professor & Poet Laureate), and Peter Soroye (University of Ottawa PhD Student), will help us to navigate the topic of race in nature. Guided by our moderator, Rhinannon Kirton, our panelists will share their personal experiences, barriers to accessing nature that Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities face, and how people and organizations can help to challenge racism in the outdoors.
Attendees will get the chance to ask our panelists questions at the end of the discussion, but feel free to pre-submit your questions before the event to email@example.com.
Event image and description via Thames Talbot Land Trust.