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  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register now for this upcoming sandbox event.

    Register now for this upcoming sandbox event.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register now for this upcoming talk worth 0.1 CEU.

    Register now for this upcoming talk worth 0.1 CEU.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Register now for this upcoming talk worth 0.1 CEU.

    Register now for this upcoming talk worth 0.1 CEU.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/08/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Register now for this upcoming sandbox event.

    Register now for this upcoming sandbox event.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/11/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Register now for this upcoming talk worth 0.1 CEU.

    Register now for this upcoming talk worth 0.1 CEU.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/14/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Every day, in communities across the country, park and recreation professionals are making their communities better places to live, learn, work and play through their role as stewards of Community Wellness Hubs. Learn more about NRPA’s vision for Community Wellness Hubs, explore ways park and recreation can improve health across seven dimensions of well-being, and hear from peers about the impact of their Community Wellness Hubs.

    How has access to parks and recreation influenced your personal health and well-being? How has it impacted your communities? Join NRPA for an exploration of the many ways parks and recreation influences health. Attendees will be guided through NRPA’s new Community Wellness Hub toolkit and its overall vision including key concepts, definitions and examples of health equity and systems change approaches across NRPA’s seven dimensions of well-being. Several agencies that have developed Community Wellness Hubs will join to share their lessons learned, the impact this work made on their community, and how they are sustaining their work moving forward.

    Allison Colman (she/her)

    Director of Health

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Allison Colman is Director of Health at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). For over a decade, Ms. Colman has led the development and implementation of evidence-based public health initiatives and built cross-sector collaborations to advance innovative, community-driven, systems-change strategies that improve community health and well-being. Her work lies at the intersection of public health, social justice, and social change, with the goal of ensuring that all people have the opportunity to truly thrive.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/30/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    To wrap up Pride month, join a conversation as we explore how public parks have served as both places of joy and spaces of resistance for the LGBTQ+ community.  

    The month of June, otherwise known as Pride month, recognizes the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on society locally, nationally and internationally. While current celebrations include parades, picnics, parties and concerts, Pride month started in honor of an act of resistance — the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York. Join us as we talk with leaders and changemakers about the connection between Parks and Pride, and how we can continue to support equality and opportunity for LGBTQ+ people through our field.

    Teaching Objectives:

    • Panelists will point to specific moments in history where parks were integral to moments of joy and resistance for the LGBTQ+ community.  
    • Panelists will connect the relationship between access to parks and the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community.  
    • Panelists will provide recommendations for how park and recreation professionals can continue to support and advance the rights of LGTBQ+ people beyond the month of June.

    Taylor Jeromos (she/her)

    Hybrid Learning Specialist

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Taylor Jeromos serves on NRPA's Professional Development team as a Hybrid Learning Specialist. Her career has focused on creating accessible programming, centering diverse narratives, and facilitating informal learning opportunities for people of all ages. She’s been a part of the education teams at a number of cultural organizations, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  

    Taylor earned a Master’s in Museum Studies and Public History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a Bachelor’s in Medieval and Gender History from Earlham College.

    Shalini Mirpuri (she/her)

    Senior Education Manager - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    National Recreation and Parks Association

    Shalini is the Senior Manager of Education - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for NRPA. She is a passionate Educator who is focused on melding her love for parks with her commitment to social equity. Shalini believes that innovative education and inviting dialogue can build a shared investment in ensuring access to parks for everyone. She has been working on issues of equity for over 10 years in a variety of settings, including higher ed, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She is particularly passionate about the intersection of gender-based violence and racial equality. Shalini holds a Masters in Education and an Education Specialist degree in Counseling from the University of Florida. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/14/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Park and recreation agencies are trusted spaces capable of hosting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) enrollment drives with the support of local health offices and community partners. Join this session to learn about advocacy opportunities that can position agencies as these trusted spaces, to reflect on the available food resources in your community and to learn from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the field about opportunities for increasing nutrition security within your community.

    Join this session to reflect on the available food resources in your community and to learn about opportunities for increasing nutrition security within your community from new National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) resources and promising practices in the field. NRPA is excited to share a new resource — Supporting SNAP and WIC Outreach: A Toolkit for Park and Recreation Professionals — that can help park and recreation agencies support the health of their communities through federal nutrition programs. The toolkit features new messaging guidance that professionals can use to advocate for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs and conduct outreach at park and recreation sites. A guest presenter from Little Rock, Arkansas, will share how a partnership between parks and recreation, libraries, and hunger action coalitions was effective in increasing SNAP and WIC enrollment in their community. After highlighting new resources and promising practices from the field, this webinar will invite learners to identify practices and advocacy actions that can be replicated within their communities.

    Teaching Objectives:

    • Learners will have familiarized themselves with the SNAP/WIC toolkit offering and identify opportunities for utilizing NRPA resources to increase food security in their communities. 
    • Learners will experience how SNAP/WIC outreach and engagement can be applied in park and recreation sites through best practices provided by Little Rock, Arkansas. 
    • Learners will have identified opportunities that their agency could advocate/organize in support of SNAP/WIC.  

    Liliana Ruiz Fischer (she/her) (Moderator)

    Health Program Specialist

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Liliana Ruiz Fischer is a health program specialist for the National Recreation and Parks Association; serving park and recreation agencies throughout the country with grant-funded programs to advance health equity through parks as community wellness hubs. 

    Dan McCarthy (he/him) (Moderator)

    Advocacy Manager

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Dan McCarthy joined NRPA in February 2021 to lead grassroots advocacy campaigns and support members in their advocacy. Dan comes most recently from the anti-hunger community in Boston, where he organized coalitions to alleviate childhood hunger. He is a firm believer that our communities are stronger — and our government more effective — when people are interested, informed, and involved in the democratic process. 

    Jasmine Zandi (she/her) (Moderator)

    Be Mighty Coordinator

    Central Arkansas Library System

    Jasmine Zandi serves as Be Mighty Little Rock Project Coordinator for the Central Arkansas Library System. Be Mighty is a citywide campaign to connect kids, teens, and families to free meals, cooking and nutrition education, food security resources, and opportunities to eat, play and learn. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Looking to learn strategies that can increase gender equity in youth sports? Join this event to participate in activ e, breakout-room discussions with your fellow park and recreation professionals to share best practices for increasing gender equity and overall participation in youth sports. Network with like-minded professionals to voice challenges and brainstorm solutions to ensure all youth have access to high-quality sport opportunities.

    Park and recreation professionals are invited to share and learn strategies for increasing gender equity in youth sports. Join this event to learn from your peers by participating in active, breakout-room discussions that explore challenges and brainstorm solutions to ensuring all youth have access to high-quality sports opportunities. Park and recreation agencies — one of the largest youth sports providers in the nation — have the power to help eliminate barriers to sports for all youth. With continued gender inequities in sports, park and recreation professionals can lead efforts to ensure girls who want to play sports have equitable access to the same opportunities for sport and play as their counterparts. This June, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Title IX, which paved the way for equity and inclusion in sports, this event offers a space for professionals to share and learn best practices for increasing participation in park and recreation youth sports for girls, LGBTQ+ youth, and other historically disenfranchised youth. 

    Learning Objectives

    • By the end of this sandbox, learners will identify at least one strategy or solution for increasing gender equity in youth sports that they would like to implement in their community. 
    • By the end of this sandbox, learners will identify actions they can take to begin implementing strategies and solutions. 

    Kim Turner (she/her)

    Director of the Gender Equity Initiative

    Positive Coaching Alliance

    Kim Turner serves as the Director of the Gender Equity Initiative at Positive Coaching Alliance advancing sports-based gender equity for girls, coaches, schools, and community programs. Kim has a decade of experience as a nonprofit Title IX attorney including with Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports project. She presents for diverse audiences on Title IX and related law, advocates for equity-spurring legislation, provides technical assistance and writes on gender equity youth sports issues. Before law school in New York, she worked in the U.S. Senate and for the National League of Cities in Washington D.C. Kim coaches youth sports, played Division 1 college volleyball for Brown University, and enjoys any and all pick-up games with family, friends, and colleagues in California’s Bay Area.

    Dan McCarthy (he/him)

    Advocacy Manager

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Dan McCarthy joined NRPA in February 2021 to lead grassroots advocacy campaigns and support members in their advocacy. Dan comes most recently from the anti-hunger community in Boston, where he organized coalitions to alleviate childhood hunger. He is a firm believer that our communities are stronger — and our government more effective — when people are interested, informed, and involved in the democratic process. 

    Teresa Morrissey (she/her)

    Park Access Program Manager

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Teresa Morrissey joined NRPA's Park Access Team as a Program Manager in October 2020 to support the creation and execution of NRPA's youth sports strategy. She oversees a portfolio of grants that are designed to empower park and recreation professionals to improve equitable access to youth sports in their communities, including managing distribution of funds and project coordination, providing training and technical assistance, and creation and dissemination of resources. Bringing 5 years’ experience in community partnerships to the team, Teresa is skilled at forging relationships at the community level that advance equity. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/07/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    *This event is interactive and requires participation from registrants. Have you ever received feedback that was hard to hear? When it comes to critical feedback around inequity, it’s important to slow down and get in the right mindset to appropriately engage with the concern. Participate in this clinic to learn tangible steps for how to appropriately receive and respond to feedback around issues of inequity. Come to this event prepared to engage readily in dialogue and activities via breakout rooms and virtual chat. This learning event is live attendance only and will not be recorded for on-demand.

    *This event is interactive and requires participation from registrants. Feedback is critical to creating authentic and meaningful relationships, but when it comes to critical feedback around diversity, inclusion, equity or belonging, we often can get so wrapped up in our emotions that we are unable to genuinely engage with the feedback. Participate in this clinic to explore how to engage with feedback around inequity issues through a hands-on, interactive workshop facilitated by NRPA’s Senior Education Manager of DEI. Come to this event prepared to engage readily in dialogue and activities via breakout rooms and virtual chat. This learning event is live attendance only and will not be recorded for on-demand.

    Objectives: 

    By the end of the clinic, participants will have:

    1. Resisted the urge to refute, react defensively or jump immediately to problem solving.
    2. Practiced active listening to engage with critical feedback.
    3. Planned to incorporate at least one new strategy to engage with critical feedback around inequity.

    Shalini Mirpuri (she/her) (Moderator)

    Senior Education Manager - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    National Recreation and Parks Association

    Shalini is the Senior Manager of Education - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for NRPA. She is a passionate Educator who is focused on melding her love for parks with her commitment to social equity. Shalini believes that innovative education and inviting dialogue can build a shared investment in ensuring access to parks for everyone. She has been working on issues of equity for over 10 years in a variety of settings, including higher ed, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She is particularly passionate about the intersection of gender-based violence and racial equality. Shalini holds a Masters in Education and an Education Specialist degree in Counseling from the University of Florida. 

    ​Autumn Saxton-Ross, PhD (she/her/hers) (Moderator)

    Vice President of Education and Chief Equity Officer

    National Recreation and Park Association

    Autumn Saxton-Ross, PhD, developed a love of the outdoors first through her grandmother’s yard and then exploring city parks with her family in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.  Now a resident of Washington DC and mom of two, she is the VP for Education & Chief Equity Officer at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). 

    She started her career as an elementary school Health and PE teacher in DC Public Schools and after receiving graduate degrees in Health Education and Sociology, has worked in various positions that placed her at the intersections of health, equity and the outdoors.  Most recently, as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Lead for NatureBridge, and prior to that she held positions as the Program Director for Place-based Initiatives at the National Collaborative for Health Equity, Program Specialist at DC Department of Health and (Health) Recreation Specialist at both Montgomery County and DC Departments of Recreation.

    Autumn is a connector- actively seeking out ways to build bridges between seemingly disparate people, opportunities and ideas.  And if you really want to see a sparkle in her eye, start a conversation on all things Marvel, Octavia Butler or Star Trek: The Next Generation.