Park Bench Chat

Park Bench Chat: Rising to the Challenge – Supporting Communities Through Crisis

Thank you for joining us on June 29 at 4 p.m. ET for “Supporting Communities Through Crisis,” a conversation about the coronavirus pandemic, its economic fallout, and the ongoing realities of structural racism and violence against people of color in America—and the many ways Americans are organizing to empower and care for the people and communities who are most affected. Trust for Public Land Ohio State Director Shanelle Smith Whigham shared what she’s learned as she leads a coalition that’s providing 60,000 masks to Cleveland residents in need. She was in conversation with Cecilia Muñoz, vice president for public interest technology and local initiatives at New America. Her recent book More than Ready chronicles her rise as one of the first Hispanic senior leaders in the White House and offers advice and inspiration for women of color in leadership. Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas moderated.