4th Annual Multicultural Environmental Education Conference
The MAEd Urban Environmental Education cohort of 2017 is excited to host the 4th Annual Multicultural Environmental Education Conference on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, at the Antioch campus. This is a volunteer-run, free-of-charge conference.
The IslandWood Multicultural Environmental Education Conference provides an opportunity to create a space in which diverse community members and environmental educators can exchange knowledge, perspectives, and tangible tools for advancing inclusivity in the field, by hearing from those in communities that are often underserved by and underrepresented in environmental education.
Join us to examine the current state of environmental education through a multicultural lens. This conference will provide attendees the opportunity to engage with other professionals and dedicated community members. Attendees will practice the skills needed to implement innovative solutions that improve the practice of environmental education for their communities.
Tickets are purchased through Eventbrite.
Conference donations are accepted through razoo.
Lunch will be provided free of charge and there will be a networking opportunity after the conference.
We are pleased to host several speakers with a wide array of experiences in environmental education. They are:
- Shehreen Johnson with OUT for Sustainability
- Hannah Gallagher with Seattle Children’s Playgarden
- Mei Yook Woo from The Foodways Project and former Manager of Danny Woo Gardens
- Alice Tsoodle with Friends of North Creek Forest
- James Rasmussen with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
- Joe Camacho and Bianca Fernandez with Latino Outdoors
- Tiffany Adams and Paris Yates with Seattle Parks and Rec
- Artist, Carol Williams
- and Theresa Song with IslandWood
- Our keynote speaker will be Lylianna Allala.
Lylianna’s work is centered at the intersections of racial equity and environment. Her passion for empowering and elevating the voices, stories, and wisdom of communities of color and low income communities has led her to her current position as Outreach Coordinator with the U.S House of Representatives on Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s staff. Lylianna’s career has been rooted in habitat restoration, environmental education, leadership development, and green jobs with organizations such as EarthCorps, The Nature Conservancy, the United States Forest Service, and the Nature Consortium amongst others. She is a proud board member of Seattle based non-profit Got Green and serves as the Chair of the Seattle Parks District Oversight Committee and as a member of the King County Land Conservation Advisory Group and Environmental Professionals of Color-Seattle. She serves on the planning committee for the University of Washington’s Urban Forest Symposium. She holds a B.A in English from Winona State University, a certificate in Wetland Science & Management from University of Washington, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University. Lylianna is a proud Chicana that remains a Midwesterner at heart with Tejano roots and currently calls Seattle home.