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Advancing Equity in Urban Greenspace
At our next Earth Optimism webinar, hear from Atiya Wells, founder of the nonprofit Backyard Basecamp in Baltimore City. Atiya will highlight the importance of equity in landscape design, creation and community cultivation. With their BLISS Meadows project, Backyard Basecamp has reclaimed 10 acres of vacant land in their neighborhood to be used for environmental education and community greenspace, and to help communities of color reconnect with nature.

Jun 21, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Atiya Wells
Founder, Executive Director @Backyard Basecamp
Atiya Wells is the Founder and Executive Director of Backyard Basecamp, Inc.—a nonprofit with a mission to (re)connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to land and nature. By diving into research and history, Atiya learned that historical trauma is a key player in the lack of diversity in environmental programming. She has since dedicated her time to (re)introducing her community to nature by starting in their own backyards and eventually embarking on a journey into the many wild spaces across Baltimore. (Photo: Jonathan Bregel)