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Welcome to the 2020 Refuge Outdoor Festival Virtual Camp-in! This event is geared toward Black, Indigenous, People of Color being centered and uplifted in the outdoors, white allies welcome. Take refuge and do as much, or as little as you would like. 

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Diversity/Equity/Inclusion [clear filter]
Friday, September 18
 

4:30pm PDT

How Disability Justice Will Build Caring Communities
This presentation will focus on the abilities of all of us in building nurturing, caring communities that shift from workaholism, impatience, and dehumanization of our bodies and minds, toward more caring, loving space that creates welcoming and accessible spaces for everyBODY.

**ASL will be provided for this session**

Moderators
Friday September 18, 2020 4:30pm - 5:15pm PDT
Room 2 Zoom

5:30pm PDT

White Affinity Group
Affinity groups are groups of people linked by a common identity, interest, or purpose. This an intentional gathering to allow communities to connect. Please note that these groups are only for people that share that  identity and not for allies.

While this is optional we HIGHLY encourage all white identifying people to attend this session. 

Moderators
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ashley miller

gm of community impact, evo

Friday September 18, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 1 Zoom
 
Saturday, September 19
 

8:45am PDT

A Collective Racial Healing Series: How are you giving your body permission to reflect, take action, and heal?
Attemla Consulting, LLC will use our coined term and methodology of Somatic Wellness Anti-Racist Practice (SWAP), which provides an evidence-based introduction of combining trauma-informed mindfulness and anti-racist philosophies to interrupt the 'status quo' of workplace wellness.

Moderators
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Almetta Pitts

MSW, LSWAIC, ATTEMLA CONSULTING, LLC

Saturday September 19, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am PDT
Room 2 Zoom

10:00am PDT

Black Affinity Group
Affinity groups are groups of people linked by a common identity, interest, or purpose. This an intentional gathering to allow communities to connect. Please note that these groups are only for people that share that  identity and not for allies.

“Resistance is the secret of joy!”― Alice Walker
 
Historically Black people have in many ways proudly resisted the “dominant” narrative and culture and since we are not a monolith this resistance looks different but oftentimes feels the same, the result is always Black Joy. 
 
“Black Joy” is joy conjured up in the face of oppression; it is joy had anyhow, in spite of, it is a deliberate act of resistance that helps us heal and is absolutely vital for our survival. All folx of the African diaspora are invited to join us in this space to celebrate intentional expressions of Black Joy!

Moderators
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Dr. Ashley Hazelwood

Dr. Ashley Hazelwood is the founder and CEO of Need It NOW Equity Consulting LLC. Need It NOW emphasizes the swift and strategic steps that must be taken to bring justice to the Black body. The firm maintains an Afrocentric foundation and offers an array of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion... Read More →
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Takeya Meggett

My name is Takeya Meggett, (she|her) and I currently live in Catawba Territory in Greensboro, NC. I am a creator, collaborator, network weaver, and radical self-love advocate —sharing from my experience, the interconnectedness of environmental education & justice, healing collective... Read More →

Saturday September 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 2 Zoom

11:15am PDT

Non-Black POC Affinity Group
Affinity groups are groups of people linked by a common identity, interest, or purpose. This an intentional gathering to allow communities to connect. Please note that these groups are only for people that share that  identity and not for allies.

The non-Black POC Affinity Group will be a facilitated space for folks to connect to one another, share what they're struggling with, and move forward with a sense of responsibility to the change we seek. It is only an hour and we wish we could spend more time with you already. Come to this space to witness, to dialogue, or to be present.

Moderators
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Bam Mendiola

Bam Organization
Bam Mendiola (they/them) is a public speaker, published writer, and diversity consultant.  They often wonder how to celebrate their achievements in a bio, acknowledge the un-earned privilege that helped facilitate those achievements, while not reinforcing the idea that only people... Read More →
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Florence Sum

Program Manager, RVC
Flo (they/them) was born, raised, and settled in unceded Duwamish territory. They are all about education, young people leading the way, and creating containers that honors people for their experience and knowledge. Currently yearning for a way to do martial arts (muay thai or krav... Read More →

Saturday September 19, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Room 1 Zoom

12:30pm PDT

Micro-Inclusions in the Outdoors: Building a Healing Toolkit for BIPOC

This workshop is intended to be a space to share and be vulnerable with other BIPOC. Using journal prompts and music, the intention is to create a "healing toolkit" in which attendees can leave the session with a "toolkit" of healthy coping methods that center healing, food, and herbs as medicine and a nature therapy.

* Please note that this workshop is only for people that identity as Black, Indigenous, People of Color. 

Moderators
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Mo Asebiomo

Student, Earth In Color
Mo Asebiomo (she/her/hers) is a recent graduate in Psychology from Stanford University with a background in diversity, equity and inclusion program management specifically within the outdoor industry. She is passionate about connecting communities of color to mental health resources... Read More →

Saturday September 19, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 1 Zoom

2:00pm PDT

Dr. Flowers: How to Build Plant-Conscious Relations

Rather than engaging with sciences and philosophies through the exploitative logics of settler colonialism, this interdisciplinary and interactive session counters the harmful appropriation of indigenous epistemologies by offering insights into multiple ways humans tune into the vegetal world of "plant-consciousness".

Moderators
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Nat Mengist

FLOWERBOI FACILIATIONS, LLC
Amhara-blooded, Washington-born; Nat Mengist (he/him/his) is a researcher, educator, gardener, and consultant whose best friends are flowering herbs. Nat has facilitated outdoor learning & food justice workshops as a volunteer, staff person, and board member for over six years. Nat... Read More →

Saturday September 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 1 Zoom
 
Sunday, September 20
 

2:00pm PDT

Sundae Sermon: A Celebration of Black Folks
Sundae Sermon: A Celebration of Black Folks will be celebrating Activism on Sept. 20th at 2pm! Tune in as we chat with our amazing guests and learn about some of the youth leading in our community. Grab your favorite ice cream and join us on YouTube!  

**ASL will be provided for this session**


Sunday September 20, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT