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Trust for Public Land “Park Bench Chat” series featuring Jalonne L. White-Newsome  


Topic: Reimagining Community Resilience

The year 2020 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. On July 13, Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, senior program officer for The Kresge Foundation’s portfolio on Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS), and Abbey Cofsky, managing director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work to promote healthy, equitable communities, joined the Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas for a moderated discussion on the important role for conservationists in addressing racial inequities, public health, and climate change, and how to support community leaders as they reimagine the future.

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