ANS's Naturally Latinos Conference Celebrates "Superpower" Within Latinx Community
Anti-racism, Queer Experiences, and Trailblazers in the Outdoors in the Spotlight
For Immediate Release – November 2, 2020
CHEVY CHASE, MD – The Audubon Naturalist Society and its partners are proud to announce the third annual Naturally Latinos Conference (NLC3) happening virtually on Dec 2-4.
This year’s conference theme “Una Comunidad, Many Voices” underscores the reality that the Latinx community is not monolithic – Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, and LGBTQ+ perspectives matter.
“Each community brings its own superpower honed through the challenges they have faced. When you bring them together... it’s really powerful,” said NLC3 Conference Co-Chair Serenella Linares.
Conference highlights include, “A Conversation on Becoming Latinx Anti-Racists in Our Environmental Movement,” "The Queer Latinx Experience in the Outdoors,” and “Green Careers.”
Pinar Ateş Sinopoulos-Lloyd, the indigenous co-founder of Queer Nature, is one of five environmental champions being honored. The two keynoters are José G. González,
Founder and Director Emeritus of Latino Outdoors and Natali Fani-González, Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board. She is the first Latinx and first millennial to serve on the five-member board.
Because the event is happening online, ANS is expecting audience members from the Caribbean and beyond to participate. The full agenda is here: https://anshome.org/nl3-agenda-2020/
About ANS: Throughout its history, ANS has championed nature for all by playing a pivotal role in conserving our region's iconic natural places from development including the C&O Canal, Dyke Marsh and, most recently, Ten Mile Creek. Past ANS member and board president, Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, is credited with launching the now global environmental movement. ANS's nature experts provide hundreds of opportunities each year for children and adults to enjoy, learn about, and protect the environment.