Tree Equity in the Miami Valley and Ohio - Sept. 10, 2022

  Dates & times
  • Sat, 09/10/2022 - 2:00pm
  Category Local Interest
  Age Groups Adult, Teen


2-3pm Saturday, September 10

Wright Library Community Room

Join Colleen Berg from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to learn how trees improve people's lives in surprising ways and how their absence harms communities. Find out what the state of Ohio is doing to make sure everyone in the state can live near cool, calming, and beautiful trees. Sinclair Geography professor, Jacqueline Housel, will introduce related panels from the Mapping Equity Exhibit, which is on display in Wright Library's Community Room September 1-29.

About the presenter

Colleen Berg is an Urban Forester with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

About the Mapping Equity in Dayton event series

Mapping Equity in Dayton, a traveling exhibit developed by a team at Sinclair, will be on display in Wright Library’s Community Room during the month of September. The exhibit uses maps along with current and historical data to show how communities today are still affected by redlining, a 1930s U.S. government practice that ranked neighborhoods and then used color-coded maps to decide who could receive subsidized housing loans and other resources.

Wright Library's LET'S TALK series promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors.