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Creating safe and welcoming parks & greenspaces - panel discussion - Shared screen with speaker view
Annie Toledo (she/her), Metro
14:13
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Annie Toledo (she/her), Metro
19:18
Let us know what brings you here today?
Shannon Mardis
19:49
I'm here to listen and learn about what's going on in the Intertwine Alliance and our community
sunrise omahoney, she/her/hers
20:04
Hearing ideas about how to be more inclusive in our volunteer events (tree plantings)
Natalie Bennon
20:05
What brings me here today is a deep knowing that it’s important for everyone to feel connected to nature in some way, and I have a lot to learn about what that looks like IRL.
Alyssa Hoyt
20:31
I’m here because I am hoping it will give me practical, implementable ideas that will inform my personal and professional efforts to help make outdoor spaces more inclusive and accessible for all.
Matt Shipkey
20:32
Recognize that many of our spaces (Parks, rural landscapes, etc.) are not welcoming for folks; how do we begin to shift that?
Dan Miller - NPS RTCA
20:33
I'm curious about how people are feeling unsafe and what design, amenities, programming can change this.
Mika Barrett (she/her) Accessibility Project Manager
21:09
+1 Alyssa Hoyt and +1 Dan Miller
Laura L Reda (she/her)
22:00
Here to learn about collaboration with the Portland community and beyond - to help connect more people to the More Than Human World, and the reciprocity and relationships that it brings…
Kristin Bowling *she/her
22:16
I always show up at Intertwine gatherings to connect with current and potential new partners, and selfishly, to leverage folks’ networks to potentially become outdoor mentors in our organization to young people that look and sound like them.
Loni Black (she/her)
22:59
What brings me here: how do I tell folks that look like me (Black) that they're safe in Metro spaces without saying "you're safe here".
Kelley Deas (she/her)
24:10
Here to listen and learn more from different perspectives about what steps I can take within my organization to ensure people feel safe and welcome in parks and natural areas.
Bruce Barbarasch, THPRD (he/him)
24:31
I'd like to hear about people's ideas of time scale for change. We often want to change things right now, however success may be a longer game.
Lori Hennings, Metro, she/her
24:36
What Kelly said.
Natalie Bennon
24:37
I love that, It’s an All People Zone.
Kim Silva (she)
26:11
I'm here to listen and learn things that I can take back to Outdoor School programs and sites so that Outdoor School can be a welcoming and inclusive experience for kids so that kids can love nature.
Jane Tesner Kleiner, Lower Columbia Nature Network
27:32
What brings me here: Super excited to meet our partners doing this important work to create better, more equitable access to nature for the Lower Columbia Nature Network.
Kristin Bowling *she/her
27:52
What an amazing piece of work, Kimberly! Go NE nature access! <3
Mark Fitzsimons
33:40
I'm here to learn about how to recognize the barriers that keep people from experiencing a direct relationship with our rivers, sloughs, and other water bodies. The feelings that come with sinking into "river time" - and only occur when you feel safe and supported in nature.
sunrise omahoney, she/her/hers
35:16
Darryl-any input for large events?
Tara Wilkinson
39:05
I loved that you looked up “prosperity,” Kimberly — living well. YES.
Darryl Ramsey (He/Him) Outdoor Afro Portland
44:43
We do coordinate larger events which are often a collaboration with other partner organizations such as the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Friends of Mount Tabor, Friends of Silver Falls etc. It's also important to have an adequate number of leaders to support the needs of the attendees
Debbie Timmins (She/her)
45:20
Chad, I like what you said.
Natalie Bennon
46:02
As a white cis woman, I move through the world and through public spaces with a lot of privilege. But I have never recreated in the backcountry by myself due to fear, and there are outdoor spaces closer to home as well where I am fearful of being alone.
Kimberly Howard Wade | PGE (she/her)
46:29
Yes.
Kimberly Howard Wade | PGE (she/her)
48:59
I have a six year old Black (biracial) marine scientist to-be in my home. He wants to go to college in Hawaii.
Natalie Bennon
49:09
😍
Kristin Bowling *she/her
49:51
Natalie, I don’t go by myself as a woman without my intimidating dog. I’ve needed him to scare people away from my campsite at times. It’s really important IMHO that we use these experiences as white cis women to generate empathy for what it could feel like to have intersectional identities in those situations as well.
Laura L Reda (she/her)
50:06
Can you talk more about the fear felt by many people of color - how you address that in creating safe spaces outdoors?
Natalie Bennon
50:54
Kristin, agreed.
Noah Siegel
51:03
Darryl talked about engaging people to become advocates for natures. What can you share about how people take this journey to become more politically engaged around nature?
Karen Foster
57:42
That’s right, Chad!!!
Larissa Gordon (she/her) SOLVE
57:53
👏
Karen Foster
58:47
So true Kimberly!
Tina Núñez-Osterink She | Her - City of Gresham P&R
58:55
Aikido Love and Spatial Justice - great points!
Mark Fitzsimons
59:42
Where can we find resources that help us turn the issues associated with comfort, safety, fear, etc. that we are discussing into designed/constructed features at developed outdoor locations that will make them "feel" safer?…. or…. Will that feeling of safety only occur in the context of organized individual and group activities and experiences outdoors?
Kristin Bowling *she/her
59:59
Not much time left, but interested to hear your thoughts on pushing back on discriminatory folks outdoors when the group is mixed white/BIPOC.
Veronica Cuyun (she/her)
01:00:26
When we talk about fears in the outdoors, sometimes it comes from trauma how is trauma addressed in the conservation field?
Lori Hennings, Metro, she/her
01:01:10
Sometimes there is a perceived safety problem (real or not) for people to walk around in areas with a lot of vegetation cover; someone could be hiding. I wonder how we can think productively about this issue.
Darryl Ramsey (He/Him) Outdoor Afro Portland
01:02:23
I believe the journey to becoming advocates for nature begins with shared experiences coupled with invitations and opportunities to increase ones knowledge about the polices that affect how we are able to engage with nature. Joining those organizations whose priorities include policy engagement and asking questions and getting involved in committees and efforts to enhance our lands, wildlife and waterways
Kimberly Howard Wade | PGE (she/her)
01:03:05
My dad is Black, by the way. Hah! And today would have been his 75th Birthday. He would love this conversation. He took us camping, skiing, body-surfing in the ocean, nature walks on Saturday afternoons.
Noah Siegel
01:03:22
Thanks, Darryl.
Jane Tesner Kleiner, Lower Columbia Nature Network
01:03:50
Thank you everyone!!!
Shannon Mardis
01:04:32
Happy birthday to your dad, Kimberly <3 couldn't let that go unacknowledged :)
Kimberly Howard Wade | PGE (she/her)
01:05:11
Thank you @Shannon!
Kim Silva (she)
01:05:23
LOVE that, Kimberly! Happy birthday to your dad! <3
Tara Wilkinson
01:06:37
Yes yes yes! All Intertwine Alliance partners, too.
Will Cortez | he/him/siya
01:07:08
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01:07:18
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Kimberly Howard Wade | PGE (she/her)
01:08:16
Yes to all Intertwine partners!! Our nonprofits work when we GIVE.
Tara Wilkinson
01:08:27
Woohoo, NW Family Daycation!
Will Cortez | he/him/siya
01:08:58
+1 for Wilde Doversity
Laura L Reda (she/her)
01:09:05
Thank you all so much for your leadership and sharing today. Much love.
Annie Toledo (she/her), Metro
01:09:09
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Larissa Gordon (she/her) SOLVE
01:09:18
Thank you!!!
Will Cortez | he/him/siya
01:09:22
*Diversity, also Latino Outdoors, Adventures Without Limits
Shannon Mardis
01:09:32
Thank you panelists for all you shared today. This was a great discussion.
Tara Wilkinson
01:09:36
Thank you, panelists and moderators. Deep gratitude!
Molly Dougherty (she/her)
01:09:52
Thank you to all for sharing your perspectives today and for your leadership and passion.
Katie Dunham
01:09:54
thank you so much!
Kim Silva (she)
01:09:58
Thank you!
Veronica Cuyun (she/her)
01:09:58
Thank you so much! what a great conversation :)
sunrise omahoney, she/her/hers
01:10:00
Thank you panel! :)
Craig Rowland
01:10:05
Thank you!
Alyssa Hoyt
01:10:06
Thank you!!
Tina Núñez-Osterink She | Her - City of Gresham P&R
01:10:07
Thank you!!
Marc Peters, BES (He/Him)
01:10:08
Thank you Panel