DEI Workshops: Additional Resources

A list of resources to continue your learning, build your community, and nourish your commitment to continuing this crucial work. Provided by Running Grass following his two workshops in Spring 2019.

The following resources were distributed to the attendees of the two DEI workshops that were facilitated by Running Grass in May and June 2019 - Challenging the ’Single Story’ of the Outdoors, Recreation, and Conservation and Deepening Our Understanding and Application of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Recent Articles from the New York Times:

Summer Reading:

  • The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, J. Drew Lanham, Milkweed, 2016
  • Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape, Lauret Savoy, Counterpoint, 2016
  • The short essay "Black Women in the Wilderness" by Evelyn C. White, which appears in the book Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity, edited by Becky and Sangeeta Tyagi, Routledge, 1996. 

More of a project, but essential reading:

  • The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection, Dorceta E. Taylor, Duke University Press, 2016
  • Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society, john a. powell, Indiana University Press, 2015
  • Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, Carolyn Finney, University of North Carolina Press, 2014

Two resources from NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast: 

Two videos:

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