We are delighted to have Margaux Miller and Colby Yee lead a discussion on Saturday, September 30th from 2-5 at the Peace & Justice Center. Margaux was a 2017 Summer Intern with us and she and Colby are the co-coordinators of the UVM Outing Club’s Social Justice program. The facilitated discussion that they designed and will soon lead at the Center is a combination of work they have done with in that role. With their guidance the group will explore some impacts of privilege on the outdoor community and how people can strive to make the backcountry more inclusive. This program is free for all to attend. Space is limited and if it fills priority will be given to people who registered online.

 

Below is a note from Margaux Miller and Colby Yee that we are sending out to people who sign-up. We are including it here so anyone interested can know what to expect if they decide to drop-in on the day of without signing up. We hope you will join us next Saturday for this discussion!

We’re so happy you’ve decided to join in on this very important conversation with us!

Requests we have for you in preparing for this program:

  • Read this article from everydayfeminism.com
  • Bring an outdoors-related piece of media, such as a magazine, advertisement, and/or film
  • Bring note-taking materials if you’d like to record our discussion
  • Bring snacks and/or a beverage to enjoy during the program
  • Plan to stay for the whole discussion time

We thank you again for joining us in our examination of the impact of exclusion on the backcountry. We look forward to sharing space with you and building a more mindful, inclusive outdoor community!

Sincerely,

Colby Yee and Margaux Miller