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 NatureRace 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 aiming to:

• Identify the barriers to those in BAME communities, especially teenagers, in accessing nature
• Agree action to be taken to enable these barriers to be overcome
• 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 equalityinnature@gmail.com. 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 equalityinnature@gmail.com for further information.

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