The National Wildlife Federation


RSVP: National Town Hall on Increasing Outdoor Safety and Access for Black Communities

Identifying Paths Forward to Address the Challenges the Black Community Faces in Engaging and Recreating Outdoors

Join us to hear about the programmatic and policy avenues to advance equitable access, representation, and safety among Black communities.

Moderators: Mamie Parker, pioneering conservationist, and Mustafa Santiago Ali, National Wildlife Federation Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization

Mamie Parker     Mustafa Santiago Ali


  • Rue Mapp, Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro
  • Chad Brown, Founder and President of Soul River, Inc. and Love is King
  • Michael Howard, Founder and CEO of Fuller Park Community Development
  • Beattra Wilson, Assistant Director for Cooperative Forestry at the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service
  • Preston Cole, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary

Rue Mapp     Chad Brown     Michael Howard     Beattra Wilson     Preston Cole

Featured Guests:

  • U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA 13th District)
  • U.S. Representative Donald McEachin (D-VA 4th District)
  • Dudley Edmondson, Author of The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places
  • Christian Cooper, Central Park Birder and Freelance Writer/Editor

Barbara Lee     Donald McEachin     Dudley Edmondson     Christian Cooper

Event Date: April 27, 2021

Event Start Time: 6:00 PM EST

Event End Time: 8:00 PM EST

Event Location/Address: The event is virtual. You will receive information on how to participate after you RSVP.