Join a Discussion at Edgewater Beach House About Why Black People Don’t Use Parks

Wed 9/20 @ 5:30PM

Our national parks are one of our country’s treasures, available for the enjoyment of all (assuming the current administration doesn’t sell them all off for drilling and mining ). But African-Americans don’t visit them in proportion to their population. While they are 13% of the country’s population, only 7% of park visitors are black.

Many reasons have been put forth for this ranging from unpleasant historical connotations to activities geared toward and led mainly by white people. How can this be changed? What is being done here in northeast Ohio to change this?

That’s what a panel will discuss at the Edgewater Beach House in a program moderated by City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop. Participants include photograper Dudley Edmonson, author of Brown & Black Faces in America’s Wild Places; Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman; and YMCA of Greater Cleveland Let’s Move! Outside Community Coordinator Whtnye Long Jones.

Admission is $20 which includes snacks and a drink ticket.

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