Latino Conservation Week 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
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Event Description
Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation. Latino Conservation Week was created to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources.

During this week, community, non-profit, faith-based, and government organizations and agencies hold events throughout the country. From hiking and camping to community roundtables and film screenings, these activities promote conservation efforts in their community, and provide an opportunity for Latinos to show their support for permanently protecting our land, water, and air.

Learn about how this week has evolved over the years, what's new for 2024, and how you can get involved with the initiative this year.

Takeaways you can expect: 
- Participate by attending or hosting an event in your area,
- Participating in the buzz online by engaging in social media efforts,
- Participating by sponsoring an event


Meet the Presenter
Jessica Godinez (she/her/ella), Latino Conservation Week Program Manager, Hispanic Access Foundation

As a first-generation Mexican American, Jessica feels naturally drawn to support immigrant communities in navigating the systems of a new country while striving for social equity. Jessica's family lived near Richmond, Virginia for several years before moving to rural Montpelier, Virginia; there, Jessica's love for nature continued to grow as did the gardens around her family home. Prior to joining the Hispanic Access team, Jessica nourished her love of the outdoors with a job at REI and worked toward social equity by partnering with local nonprofits serving the needs of immigrants. Projects she worked on included an initiative to provide interpreting services and a family literacy program. Most recently, Jessica worked with the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado through a rigorous internship program in which she engaged with partners to provide opportunities for underrepresented communities to enjoy and steward public lands. She is passionate about re-connecting communities with their innate relationship with nature. She graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in global affairs with concentrations in environment and international development.
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