Webinar (and in-person option): Ranger Shelton Johnson

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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Leader: Caroline Rose

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Shelton Johnson is a Yosemite Park Ranger and an advocate for diversity in outdoor recreation. 

He is giving a presentation entitled "Rebuilding Yesterday: The Power of Untold Stories, a Conversation with Shelton Johnson" as the annual Jordahl Public Lands Lecture, hosted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. 

From the event announcement:

"For the past 25 years Johnson has worked on connecting African Americans, and other people of color, to the National Parks, using history as a tool for social change. Black people are the one ethnic group in the U.S. least likely to visit a National Park and changing that fact has become the foundation for Johnson’s passion to forge a bridge between the African American community and America’s Best Idea.

That work has received media coverage in publications ranging from the New York Times to Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan’s PBS documentary film, “The National Parks, America’s Best Idea” in 2009, and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2010." 



The presentation is conversation between Johnson and UW-Madison instructor James Edward Mills, whose work can be found at The Joy Trip Project (https://joytripproject.com/). James also teaches a UW Madison class called “Outdoors for All.” 



Lecture: 6:30–7:30 p.m. (in person and online via Zoom)

Networking reception: 7:30–8:30 p.m. (in person at H.F. DeLuca Forum, The Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI) 


REGISTER & more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-jordahl-public-lands-lecture-registration-170306915569 


No need to sign up to this posting, just go register for the event at the link above. 

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