ANNOUNCING OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. CAROLYN FINNEY
Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in Geography at the University of Kentucky, she is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. In particular, she explores how issues of difference impacts participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues. The aim of her work is to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action. Among other pieces, Carolyn Finney wrote Black Faces White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.
PEOPLE OF THE GLOBAL MAJORITY IN THE OUTDOORS, NATURE, & THE ENVIRONMENT
The inaugural PGM ONE summit will convene emerging and established professionals of the global majority from the outdoor and environmental sectors to share, learn, heal, celebrate, build community, find support, and sharpen their analysis of equity in their field. People of color represent over 80% of the world’s population, and are therefore the global majority. We have chosen to use the term "people of the global majority" (PGM) rather than "people of color” because for many of us, PGM feels empowering and points to the demographic misrepresentation of the term "minority."