Author James Edward Mills to speak on why more people of color don’t participate in outdoor recreation
Sonoma Land Trust is committed to ensuring more equitable access to the outdoors and is proud to announce a special speaker for Black History Month: James Edward Mills, author of The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors. The presentation will take place Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm via Zoom and is free of charge.
“The Adventure Gap” refers to the racial, cultural and socioeconomic divide between those who spend time in nature and those who do not. A freelance journalist and UC-Berkeley graduate who specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation and environmental conservation, Mills, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, has worked in the outdoor industry since 1989 as a guide, outfitter, independent sales representative, writer and photographer. His advocacy work focuses on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in outdoor recreation. Interweaving stories from his own life, Mills will address what we can do about The Adventure Gap.
This is an evening not to be missed.