Parks Group Gives Cultural Diversity Recommendations To Director of National Park Service; Media Invited to Attend Historic Presentation by Community Partners.The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA NPCA National Parks Conservation Association
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NPCA Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority ) embarked recently on a nationwide initiative through its Community Partners program to connect the leadership and employees of the National Park Service (NPS) with minority communities and people of color Noun 1. people of color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
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race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important . These partners are now prepared to present NPS Director Robert Stanton with 12 recommendations as to how the National Park Service can enhance cultural diversity throughout all levels and aspects of the Park Service.
When: Monday, July 24
Where: Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
1318 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, DC
Respond: Call Roger Di Silvestro 202-454-3335 if you would like to
The Community Partners will call upon the Director at Monday's presentation to implement a national diversity initiative throughout the parks. The Community Partners are made up of organizations dedicated to issues of diversity across the country. Several cities, including Washington, San Francisco, and Boston, have Community Partner programs. All National Parks Community Partners will come together in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in November for a conference addressing diversity in our National Parks.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Noun 1. Mary McLeod Bethune - United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
Bethune Council House was the headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women, established by Bethune in 1935. NPCA is proud to sponsor this event at such an historic site.
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CONTACT: Roger Di Silvestro of the National Parks Conservation Association, 202-454-3335.