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December 8, 2016

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By 2043 no racial or ethnic group will comprise a majority in the United States. According to a report by the University of Connecticut on diversity in the environmental sector, fewer than 20% of people environmental organizations have hired in recent years have been people of color. Conservation in Kansas City is no different—our organizations don’t fully reflect the diverse populations we serve.

So, when the Heartland Conservation Alliance and the Kansas City Native Plant Initiative teamed up in November of 2017 to offer a workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation, I jumped at the chance to attend. The Center for Diversity and the Environment led twenty-five of us through two days of training on how to thoughtfully build diversity in our organizations and to create a network of local conservationists committed to change.

For many of us, the workshop felt like just the beginning of the work we need to do in each of our organizations. Nearly a...

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