At Midpen, we believe open space is for all. Our public lands are shared spaces provided for the community by the community. Racism, hate and violence have no place in our preserves.
Everyone, regardless of background, where you come from, what language you speak, how you identify, with whom you associate, is welcome in the public open space preserves we hold in trust for us all.
The resources here can help you stand together with your neighbors and welcome all to engage in the healing power of nature in our public open space lands. If there are other helpful links that you think should be added to this list, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Board of Directors’ Resolution
- Board Policy 6.08 on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
- Our better nature: Six ideas to diversify the outdoors (Almanac News)
- Now is a Good Time to Hold Up a Mirror. Bay Area Conservation Groups Say They Want to Become More Diverse. What’s Stopping Them? (Bay Nature)
- Environmentalism’s Racist History (The New Yorker, requires free account to access)
- Public Space, Park Space and Racialized Space (Project for Public Spaces)
- Racism is Killing the Planet (Sierra Club)
- Stop AAPI Hate (San Francisco State University)
- As Coronavirus Spreads, Racism and Xenophobia Are Too (NPR Short Wave, 13 min.)
- Making the Outdoors Great for Everyone (Science Friday, 35 min.)
- Conservation for Whom? (The Avarna Group and POST, 60 min.)
- Recolor the Outdoors (Alex Bailey, TEDx San Antonio, 13 min.)
- How to Overcome Your Biases (Verna Myers, TED Talk, 18 min.)