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Roundtable: History of racism and the effect on black participation rates in water-based outdoor recreation
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 3:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
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History of racism and the effect on black participation rates in water-based outdoor recreation

River Management Roundtable
July 26 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET
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Black people and people of color participate in water-sports at a disproportionately low rate. In this session we will explore some of the historic and contemporary causes of the lower rates of participation.  We will also discuss potential solutions as well as strategies to overcome obstacles to solutions. 


Joe Moore

Ten years after becoming an amputee, Joe Moore left a law career to share his love of an active outdoor recreation lifestyle with others. In 2011, Joe began a journey of training, education and exploration to become an adaptive sports and recreation industry leader. In 2013, Joe joined the staff of the American Canoe Association (ACA) to help redevelop its adaptive paddling program and to lead the organization‘s education and outreach efforts. In 2014, Joe designed and implemented the inaugural ACA Adaptive Paddling Summit. In February 2015, Joe founded Adaptive Expeditions, an interactive, experiential nonprofit designed to empower individuals with physical and / or sensory disabilities with the skills and confidence to maintain active, independent lifestyles. Adaptive Expeditions leads local programs in Charleston, SC and teaches outdoor recreation industry best practices around the country.  Since 2015, Joe has led 96 professional credentialing workshops in 39 different states. Adaptive Expeditions offers Adaptive Outdoor Recreation Training Courses which are relevant for anyone working with individuals with disabilities.


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