S1E7 Youth in the Lead: Racial Equity and the Environment


We’ll be hearing from members of the Youth Leadership Working Group and their work to empower young leaders in outdoor spaces. Let me tell you a little bit about what they do:

The Youth Leadership Working Group is a collaborative effort by the city and community partner organizations to give young leaders an opportunity to learn and elevate their leadership skills and voices in a supportive community dedicated to equity and access.

In this facilitated discussion, young leaders will touch on personal connections to nature, barriers to young BIPOC (an acronym that means Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in the pursuit of environmental and nature-based careers, actions underway now, and actions that SHOULD be taken to uplift underserved communities. Check out the livestream video at austinparks.org/summit!

Music & transitions provided by Honey Son. Check out his music on Spotify and YouTube!

The Austin ParksCast is a production of Austin Parks Foundation. Find out more information about our Parks Summit series, and the work we do to improve parks for every Austinite at austinparks.org.