BIPOC Forestry Professionals Conversation Series
Friday, February 24, 11:30am-1:00pm Central
Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities of cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world. – bell hooks
The purpose of the BIPOC Forestry Professionals Conversation Series is to create a support network and safe space for BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) forestry professionals to network, share resources, and discuss the diverse and nuanced experiences of BIPOC forestry professionals and the communities served. Monthly conversations will be facilitated by BIPOC leaders and will provide space for presentations and workshops responsive to community requests. Additional meetings will be scheduled to collaborate with Non-BIPOC forestry professionals to enrich DEIJ methods in forestry.
Promotional sponsors for this conversation series are the Society of Municipal Arborists and Alliance for Community Trees, but this series is hosted by:
Kesha Braunskill: Urban & Community Forester, State of Delaware
Lee Scottlorde: Community Forestry Coordinator, TreePhilly
Kalaia Tripeaux: TreeVitalize Tree Equity Specialist, Pennsylvania DCNR
The first conversation in this series will take place on Friday, February 24 from 11:30am- 1:00pm central time and will focus on creating an occupational culture for inclusion and belonging and will cover the following prompts:
What is inclusion to you?
What is an ideal work culture for you to experience a sense of belonging?
What are some examples of experiences of not belonging?
What types of improvements would you like your managers to implement?
How do we survive and thrive in a workplace that is reluctant to create change?
We hope to see you on Friday, February 24 from 11:30am – 1:00pm central time.