This will be a Q&A panel event with four panelists working in bringing the beauty of nature to diverse communities, in their capacities as activists, academics, CEOs and community leaders. Outdoor spaces should be for everyone to enjoy, however white-dominated narratives surrounding the outdoors often exclude people of color. This can often create obstacles where people of color don’t have access to safe experiences in the natural world, and are often met with discrimination when they do. The panelists will delve into how they are breaking that cycle and creating safe spaces for people of color to enjoy and connect with nature. They will discuss how limited access to the outdoors affects marginalized communities, the discriminatory systems that make it harder for people of color to enjoy nature, and the ways that they’re pushing past them. The audience will learn more about amazing initiatives that are creating equitable outdoor spaces.