Naturally Latinos 4

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Naturally Latinos Conference to Showcase Power of Latino Engagement

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For Immediate Release -- February 24, 2022
For more information contact Lisa Goodnight at lglisagoodnight@gmail.com or 301-523-5394, or ANS Communications Director vince.robinson@anshome.org, or 904-710-8224

CHEVY CHASE - The Audubon Naturalist Society and its partners are proud to announce the dates for the fourth Naturally Latinos Conference (NLC4). Themed “Otro Mundo es posible/Another world is possible,” the event will take place virtually Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday, March 24, with an in-person day on Friday, March 25 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Saturday, March 26 will include outdoor nature experiences.

“The serious environmental challenges that we face across our region, country, and planet affect us all. The Naturally Latinos Conference is important because it recognizes that all communities need to be part of the solution,” said NLC4 Conference Co-Chair Serenella Linares.

Naturally Latinos and its sister conference Taking Nature Black reflect the pressing need to engage a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the national world and work to preserve it. Linares said NLC4 “is a place for Latine professionals to come together and have our voices centered and celebrated not only by our community but also by our allies.”

NLC4 session topics will include: "Land Acknowledgement & Indigeneity in the Latinx Community," "Hecho por Manos Verdes, The Role of Latinos in the Watershed Restoration Movement" and "Urban Agriculture: Growing, Sharing, Learning in Community."

Ana Luz Porzecanski, Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, will deliver the opening day keynote presentation. Adam Ortiz, Regional Administrator for EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region (Region 3), will give the closing keynote.

The March 26 outdoor experiences will take place at 10 am ET in the Washington, DC area. Attendees who purchase "Hybrid" tickets will have access to the Friday & Saturday in-person activities. Bilingual English Spanish interpretation will be available. See the full agenda at: Naturally Latinos 2022 | Audubon Naturalist Society (anshome.org)

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