Black Faces in Green Spaces: The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers is a career resource guide developed in partnership with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS). This guide introduces youth to the many jobs in the forest and conservation sector through the lens of Black Professionals currently working in the sector. The name of the guide pays homage to the Black author, Carolyn Finney, who authored the book Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.
The Journeys Guide is designed for middle and high school students, pre-professional youth, parents, and natural resource professionals looking to increase diversity within the natural resources professions. A 2019 U.S. Census Survey found that fewer than three percent of foresters and conservation scientists identify as Black American (Moore, 2019). There is a general lack of awareness of this discipline among communities of color and the lack of awareness of the many contributions made by these same communities. Within this guide, 22 Black professionals share their journeys to their green careers in hopes to inspire the next generation.
Each item is a box of 25 guides.
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