PlayCore Scholar Series Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Empowering Professionals to Dismantle Health Inequities and Systemic Racism in Parks and Recreation
 
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Scholar Series: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Empowering Professionals to Dismantle Health Inequities and Systemic Racism in Parks and Recreation

 

Course Description:

Research indicates predominately White communities are far more likely to take advantage of the numerous health benefits of public parks as compared to communities of color. What is the cause of this racial and ethnic disparity in park use? What are opportunities for play and recreational professionals to drive health equity in their communities? Join an esteemed panel to learn about how centuries of oppression and structural racism have excluded people of color from public parks and discuss future-driven solutions to deliver equitable public spaces that benefit all.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to competently:

  • Summarize key racial and ethnic inequities confronting park and recreation leaders.
  • Identify strategies for overcoming health inequities related to park and recreation spaces.
  • Identify new opportunities for elevating the equitable benefits of park and recreation spaces to the benefit the heath of communities.

Disclaimer: The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands. 

     Speaker:

         Moderator:

Russ Carson 2

Russ Carson, PhD

Research & Health and
Wellness Advisor

PlayCore/Core

Ines-Palacios

Inés Palacios, PhD

Training & Professional Development Manager

PlayCore/Core

                                   Guest Speakers:

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Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH

Vice Dean, Professor

Johns Hopkins School

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Jerry Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor

NC State University

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Aaron Hipp, PhD

Associate Professor 

NC State University

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