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Still Time to Register for July 8 Universal Trails and Outdoors for Everyone Virtual Panel Discussion

Please join Five Valleys Land Trust and others on Wednesday, July 8 for a free virtual panel discussion, Voices from the Community: Why Access, Equity, and Inclusion Matter.

When: Wednesday, July 8th; 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Where: Online via Zoom (registration link below)

This panel will bring together diverse voices around a common theme: access to the outdoors. During this panel discussion, we will hear from community members who have experienced some of these barriers in their personal and professional lives. Panelists will share their stories and their ideas for ways to make the outdoors more accessible, welcoming, and inclusive to more people. A short Q & A session will follow the program.

Donna Gaukler, Director of Missoula Parks and Recreation, will moderate the panel. Panelists include:

• Chris Clasby, Peer Advocacy Coordinator, Summit Independent Living

• Ashely Ostheimer Hilliard, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Missoula Food Bank and Community Center

• Alex Kim, Racial Justice Engagement Specialist, EmpowerMT and YWCA Missoula

• Tom McDonald, Division Manager for Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation programs, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

The panel will be hosted on Zoom and is free and open to the public.

Click here to register.