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HOW DO WE TAKE THE NEXT STEPS?
THE 2021 GWS STUDENT SUMMIT
MAY 1 & MAY 8, 1:00–5:00pm ET
The 2021 George Wright Society Student Summit will bring student thought leaders together virtually via Zoom to consider the intersection of socioenvironmental justice and place-based conservation. At the Summit, student attendees will examine socioenvironmental justice topics that account for equity, dignity, and rights of all members of the interlocking human and environmental community.
Keynote Panel Discussion, May 1 • 1:00pm ET, livestreamed open to the public (link to be posted here shortly)
The Summit will kick off with a context-setting panel discussion featuring dynamic leaders who’ll share their experiences advocating for justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Panelists (l–r): Pete Conroy, Jacksonville State University; Mariela Fernandez, Clemson University; Kalani Quiocho, NOAA (affiliate); Reggie Tiller, National Park Service. Click the photos to find out more about each speaker.
Student-led Breakout Sessions, May 1 & May 8 (by invitation)
The rest of the Summit will be Breakout Sessions where invited students co-create analyses of, and practical responses to, the challenges of achieving socioenvironmental justice. Summit attendees will work in teams to prepare professional papers for publication in the GWS’s open-access journal, Parks Stewardship Forum.
Presentation of GWS Socioenvironmental Justice Award
We will also feature a virtual presentation of the Society’s inaugural Socioenvironmental Justice Award, given in recognition of excellence in seeking and advocating for inclusive and impartial alternatives that proactively obviate problems associated with socioenvironmental justice.
Contact Summit Chair Akiebia Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
download summit flyer