Race Equality in Nature Conference
Date: 03 June 2016 at 9:00AM
- 01 June 2016 at 5:30PM
Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
Bristol Multi Faith Forum, ‘Birdgirl’ and Equality In Nature are holding a national conference focusing on the inequality of access to nature by BAME communities, as well as the importance of nature to positive mental health.
Race Equality in
Nature also aims to increase the number of BAME people going
out into the natural world.
A host of well-known personalities, including Bill Odie OBE,
wildlife expert, Kerry McCarthy, Shadow Secretary of State for
Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and Mya-Rose Craig AKA
'Birdgirl', a teenage British Bangladeshi conservationist and
blogger, will be speaking at the event.
There will also be group work and a summing up of action points
• Identify the barriers to those in BAME communities, especially
teenagers, in accessing nature
• Agree action to be taken to enable these barriers to be
• Identify what can be done to create BAME and Faith role models,
particularly within nature conservation organisations
• Consider the detrimental impact on BAME communities should their
access to nature fail to be improved.
The event costs £25 per person and payment should be made by
Paypal using firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants are also available
for community groups with incomes below £25,000, organisations
representing young people, and students. Please note that
registration closes on Wednesday 1 June. Please email
email@example.com for further information.