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Culture and Conservation: Black Communities Advancing Environmental Justice and Stewardship

  • Presented By: UW-Madison Arboretum
  • Dates: February 3, 2022
  • Location: Online Event
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: $10
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2022 Winter Enrichment Lecture Series


Title: Culture and Conservation: Black Communities Advancing Environmental Justice and Stewardship

 

Speaker: Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, assistant professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College, and cofounder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.

 

About the talk: The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve quality of life by protecting, preserving and restoring the community’s natural resources. Fighting for environmental justice and mobilizing the community, WAWA has preserved over 400 acres of greenspace from development. Osborne Jelks will highlight their role in public land stewardship, work to advance water and park equity, and efforts to educate residents.

 

Details and registration: Fee: $10. Register by January 30: https://arboretum.wisc.edu/learn/adult-education/winter-enrichment/.

 

About the series: The Arboretum’s long-running Winter Enrichment series offers lectures for naturalists, volunteers, friends, and community members. During this year’s series, you will hear about innovative approaches and cultural perspectives that address environmental challenges. The 2022 lectures will be virtual on Thursday mornings, February 3 through April 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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