Park Bench Chat

Park Bench Chat: Reimagining Community Resilience

This is turning out to be the hottest year on record, as the pandemic is straining our health system and economy to the breaking point. Although the effects of these tandem crises are felt across the country, they are not felt equally: both climate change and COVID-19 have proven to be deadlier for low-income communities and communities of color. Thank you for joining us on July 13 for a conversation with Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, senior program officer for the Kresge Foundation’s portfolio on Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems, and Abbey Cofsky, managing director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work to promote healthy, equitable communities. Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas moderated a discussion on the important role for conservationists in addressing racial inequities, public health, and climate change, and how to support communities and leaders as they reimagine the future.