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Equity in Practice at the 2024
NRPA Annual Conference
n 2021, NRPA launched the Equity in Practice (EiP) program, highlighting
the good work already happening in the field and sharing
NRPA's plans to help members advance equity as individuals, within
agencies and with communities. Check out a few upcoming sessions
scheduled for the 2024 NRPA Annual Conference.
the poor design of a facility. During
the past couple of years, ensuring
accessibility for people with disabilities
has been a priority for the federal
government, which has recently
published guidance on how government
and businesses can make sure
their websites are accessible to people
with disabilities in line with
the ADA's requirements. Park and
recreation agencies must learn how
they can prevent and remove these
barriers to accessing information.
Where to Begin? Introducing
Programmatic Changes to
Include People With Disabilities
Move United
Move United uses sports to push
what's possible so everyone has
equal access to sports and recreation
in their community. Participants
are encouraged to bring their
questions and/or experiences as we
discuss accessibility considerations
for programs, easy program/facility
modifications, easy-to-implement
inclusive sports and outreach tactics
to connect with local community
members interested in participating.
Web Accessibility and the
Americans with Disabilities Act
Wheeling (Illinois) Park District
Inaccessible web content can exclude
community members, just like
Whose Park Is It Anyway?
Greensboro (North Carolina) Parks
and Recreation
Parks and recreation should provide
our communities with equitable
access to all resources. However,
we often see disparities in
programs participation by people
of color. Attendees will be asked
to share stories and strategies that
are helping them foster a strong
collaborative culture by discussing
topics, such as understanding historic
barriers to recreation for African
Americans, managing relationships
with community stakeholders
online and offline, and more.
Ageism Unveiled: The
Transformative Power in
Reversing Ageism
Town of Erie (Colorado) Parks and
Recreation Department
Ageism is a significant societal issue
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Breaking Glass and Shaking
Tables: Solidifying the Role of
Women in Leadership
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
Department
When sexism intersects with other
forms of discrimination in the workplace,
the impact is devastating. Research
indicates that both factors can
negatively affect women across various
occupations. Managing external
dynamics while prioritizing internal
workplace operations, women leaders
play a central role in redefining
the next generation of leaders.
Equity in Practice (EiP) is how we advance
equity. To create a future where everyone has
fair and just access to public spaces and feels
welcome, we need to act. Equity requires practice,
patience and a commitment to progress.
EiP provides professionals opportunities to put
equity into practice in a variety of settings and
ways and helps members increase their knowledge
around centering equity while practicing
the necessary skills to advance equity in our
communities.
that can have profound implications
for health and impose a substantial
economic burden on both individuals
and society. It's important
to
reshape
younger
generations'
views on aging. Through tailored
programs, strategic staffing and
thoughtful services, parks and recreation
can take a hands-on approach
toward addressing ageism and positively
influence both our community's
outlook and the self-perception
older adults have.
Navigating Intersections
Through a Personal Lens in a
Park and Recreation Career
Maryland Recreation and Parks
Association
In 2023, Maryland Recreation and
Parks Association (MRPA) held the
first MRPA 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit,
a one-day event designed for
park and recreation administrators,
human resources staff and programmers
who want to understand the
unique considerations and barriers
to program participation among the
2SLGBTQIA+ population. This session
will highlight the lessons learned
from that session and share learnings
on gender-inclusive terms, national
and state accommodation laws, and
more simply, how to affirm all program
participants through language,
practices and policies.
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