IOP The Great Outdoors? Tackling Structural Racism in National Parks

On Wednesday, March 22 at 6pm ET, join Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics for The Great Outdoors? Tackling Structural Racism in National Parks.

This panel will examine the history of systemic racism and exclusion in America’s National Parks, public lands, and outdoor industry, and how leaders and organizations are challenging these structures and creating new equitable practices and policies.

Speakers include:

  • Tyrhee Moore, Founder and Executive Director, Soul Trak
  • Reginald Chapple, Division Chief, National Park Service
  • Dr. Marya T. Mtshali (Moderator), Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Spring 2023; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School

This discussion is a part of the “Looking Back, Paying it Forward” speaker series, co-hosted by the Institute of Politics and Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The series examines how reparative practices, truth commissions, and institutional reckoning with structural oppression provide ways forward for equitable change.

RSVP for an in-person seat by noon on the day of the event

Viewers can also stream the event live via our YouTubeTwitter, or Facebook pages. You do not need to register for virtual attendance.

The IOP encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have questions about accommodations or the physical access provided, please contact 617.495.1360 or in advance of the event.

The Forum is currently closed to those without a Harvard ID, and RSVPs are required for in-person attendance.