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2020 Virtual NORC-BIPOC (and allies) Outdoor Recreation Space
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/23/2020
When: Sept 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Virtual-Register for details
United States
Contact: Laurel Harkness

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The 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Announcing FREE sessions for the 2020 Virtual National Outdoor Recreation Conference!

SORP is pleased to offer several opportunities for free during the 2020 virtual  NORC conference. With the conference theme ofOutdoors for All: Stewardship, Equity, and Wellness in Outdoor Recreation and our on-going commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the following sessions are open to members and non-members during the conference. Session capacity is limited to 100 participants for each of these sessions in order to facilitate dialogue and engagement.  All sessions will be recorded and posted on the SORP website.

The conference website is

And feel free to contact Laurel Harkness at with any questions. Thanks!!



Hosts: Mike Hill and Felipe Benitez

Special guests: Juan Antonio Elizondo, Bonita Adeeb, Julian Reed, and David R. Brown [??]

This is a space for BIPOC  (and allies) to gather and share their experiences working with the outdoor recreation sector. A time to share achievement and challenges; seek or give advice; discuss why nature matters for underserved communities; and reflect on how we create needed change.

The hosts will be asking our guests to help us reflect on four questions:

  • When did you realize the importance of nature in your community? Why does nature matter for people of color? [question framed by research done by Julian and David]
  • What challenges and opportunities do you face operating in this arena? For Non-BIPOC participants: In what ways have you/have you not been an effective ally in this sector?
  • What is your relationship to the larger lands management/outdoor recreation industry?
  • What do you believe is the “special sauce” that diversity brings to the outdoor experience?