Quincy Chamber of Commerce - Event Information


Event Name:Spring Sustainability Symposium Series - Environment + Race: Recreation Access & Perspectives on Public Lands
Event Type(s):Member Event
Description:

For Earth Day, Thursday April 22nd, the series will culminate with a panel of speakers sharing their experiences with recreation as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).  

Faith E. Briggs is a film-maker and producer who is passionate about sharing contemporary stories from diverse communities. Her inspiring film “This Land” will be shown at the event and while she Zooms in from her home in Portland. 

Mario Guel is the founder of Taco Fly Co., a fly-fishing lifestyle brand. Mario loves fly fishing, and Mario loves tacos! His focus on opening up a stuffy white activity to more folks from right here in Plumas County is pretty inspiring. 

Nizhoni O’Connell grew up in Greenville in a mixed-race family: her mother is Navajo, her father from Irish descent. She attended FRC in the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, then went on to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. 

This diverse group will help the audience find common ground, acknowledge that racism exists in the recreation field, and feel more open to discussion about the topic. DeRuiter, also a professor of Environmental Studies and Outdoor Recreation Leadership, will host the event.

For more information on any events in the series, contact DeRuiter at dderuiter@frc.edu or 530.283.0202 x262.  

Event Date:4/22/2021
Event Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific
Location:Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Avenue
Quincy, CA 95971

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