Workshop participants will explore how compounded disparities impact communities of color in every corner of society. Be it socio-economic, political, educational, health, etc. In addition, communities of color remain disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards yet grossly under-represented in spaces that hold key decision-making power related to conservation and sustainability. This workshop will provide the history of the construction of race, a key component in driving these inequities, while also evaluating environmental policies that have negatively impacted the environmental movement and produced the racial homogeneity we see today. The goal of this workshop is to help participants understand why these inequities exist, so we can do something about them. Participants will develop shared language for how to discuss these issues and interrogate the intricate relationship between race and institutional outcomes. This workshop will be challenging as participants will be invited to examine the ways in which they have interacted with race on internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels.

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