Past National Events

February 16, 2022

Consider this: sites that recognize the experience of Black Americans represent just two percent of those listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Trust for Public Land recognizes this disparity and has for decades worked with communities to preserve such valuable places.  

This discussion will be moderated by Trust for Public Land Senior Vice President Malcolm Carson and will explore spaces The Trust for Public Land, alongside important partners, is helping to preserve.

September 15, 2021

Thank you for joining us for a virtual Park Bench Chat on September 15 at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET to explore the untapped potential of America’s schoolyards. 

May 27, 2021

This special edition Park Bench Chat unveiled the new rankings and, provided a data-driven look at park equity across America’s largest cities, highlighting the extent of disparities in park space along racial and economic lines.

April 21, 2021

This Earth Month, Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas will be in conversation with Dana Bourland, vice president of the Environment Program at The JPB Foundation and author of Gray to Green Communities: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises; and designer, urbanist, and spatial justice expert Liz Ogbu, founder and principal of Studio O, which, in partnership with communities, leverages design to catalyze and sustain social impact.

February 23, 2021

Thank you for joining us for a Park Bench Chat about the growing movement to preserve and lift up a more accurate, equitable public memory of America. We were in conversation with Keith Weaver, Trust for Public Land board member and executive vice president of Global Policy and External Affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment; and Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and author of Preserving African American Historic Places. They shared insights about places that tell the story of Black life in America, highlighting centuries of activism, achievement, creativity, and community. And we discussed how equity in historic preservation revitalizes communities, enriches our culture, and helps shape a more just and prosperous future for all.

January 26, 2021

Thank you for joining us for a virtual event on the future of public funding for parks and public lands. We learned how The Trust for Public Land donors helped us pass all 31 ballot measures we campaigned for in 2020, generating over $3 billion in new public funding for parks and conservation.  We analyzed recent policy wins made possible by our donors, with a focus on equity and climate, and discuss opportunities for expanded public support at the federal, state, and local levels in 2021 and 2022.

December 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us on December 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. MT/11:00 a.m. PT for a Park Bench Chat with corporate and advocacy leaders to discuss addressing social inequalities through philanthropic investments in communities, brand positioning, and fostering more welcoming and inclusive environments outside, within the workplace, and beyond.

October 26, 2020

Thank you for joining us on October 26 at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET for a Park Bench Chat on solutions to wildfire, climate, and voting “green” this election.

August 26, 2020

The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation - Presented in partnership with the UC Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources 

What does conservation have to do with community? Everything, says Diane Regas. As President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, Regas leads a national nonprofit dedicated to using parks and public land as a means to create healthier, stronger neighborhoods. Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has pioneered a “land for people” movement, working alongside communities nationwide to create and advocate for the parks and open spaces everyone needs and deserves.

July 13, 2020

Featuring: Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, senior program officer for the Kresge Foundation’s portfolio on Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems, Abbey Cofsky, managing director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work to promote healthy, equitable communities, and Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas.