Forum on Equity

Monday, 1/30/2023 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Forum on Equity, Racism and Social Justice: Equity in the Outdoors

As part of an ongoing series of discussions on equity, racism and social justice, Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is hosting a virtual community forum titled “Equity in the Outdoors” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, to include a panel of local outdoor educators. Register for the Zoom webinar at

“COCC is committed to these important conversations centered on addressing systemic inequities,” said Christy Walker, director of COCC’s diversity and inclusion program.

Panelists for this forum:

Cara Frank, Development Director, Oregon Adaptive Sports
Wesley Heredia, Programs Coordinator, Vamonos Outside
Kathya Avila Choquez, Latino Community Specialist, Bend Park & Recreation District
Jessie Russell, Assoc. Professor Outdoor Leadership, COCC
Jacqueline Ruggieri, Latinx Student Program Coordinator, COCC
Christy Walker, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, COCC

COCC holds forums on equity, racism and social justice once a term during the academic year. For more information, contact Christy Walker, COCC’s director of diversity and inclusion, at 541-383-7412 or

Equity in the Outdoors