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WA State Parks: Equity & Inclusion in WA Outdoor Spaces (Listening Sessions)
Friday, August 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM PST
Category: Affiliate Events

Washington State Parks

Equity & Inclusion in Washington Outdoor Spaces (Listening Sessions)

Washington State Parks and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) are co-hosting three listening opportunities so agency leaders can hear first-hand from Washingtonians and park visitors about how outdoor spaces can be more welcoming and better serve the growing diversity of our communities.

We invite participants to imagine creating an anti-racist Washington state where everyone flourishes and achieves their full potential for the common good: an equitable and just state for all. 

Discussion Questions:

  • How might we achieve this vision in Washington’s outdoor spaces? 
  • How might our systems, processes, policies, past practices help or hinder achieving this vision? 
  • Where and how can we better communicate, engage and involve ALL Washingtonians in decisions regarding outdoor recreation, grant administration and management of natural resources?
  • What opportunity gaps do we need bridge? 
  • What disparities do we need to eliminate? 
  • How might we be more welcoming, accessible and accountable?

Parks and RCO are hosting three listening sessions this month. We invite you to join us and share your thoughts. 

Listening Session Dates and Registration

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Friday, August 27, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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For questions regarding the listening sessions, please contact either:  

Owen Rowe, State Parks Policy and Government Affairs Director 
Becky Daniels, State Parks Human Resources Director