The 9th annual Urban Forest Symposium will explore the intersection of social justice and urban forestry. Attendees will hear from arborists and environmental stewardship organizations who are working to engage and serve diverse audiences. Urban forestry professionals and community organization leaders will discuss strategies to increase opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities to receive the benefits of urban forestry. Learn about tools you can use to apply an equity lens to your hiring, training, communications and engagement. Come to ask questions, to hear your colleagues’ stories of how their equity work looks and feels, and to develop a more informed perspective on the importance of equity within the field of urban forestry.
Complimentary reception to follow, 4-6pm
Full-time student and Corps member rate available.
- Ron Harris-White, Director of Urban Environmental Leadership and Diversity | Antioch University Seattle
- Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist | University of Washington, College of the Environment and US Forest Service PNW Research Station
- Noah Enelow, Senior Economist, & Brody Abbott, Built Environment Analyst and Planner | Ecotrust
- Cindy Tomashow, Co-Director of Urban Environmental Education Graduate Program | IslandWood & Antioch University Seattle
- Representatives from Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle City Light, King County Department of Natural
- Resources and Parks, Forterra, and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition