We’re almost halfway through the year, and I am reevaluating my 2021 reading goals… Are you also looking for books with heroes and protagonists that better represent you? Just me? Here are some new and old titles that DDCSP alumni are talking about.

Sending so much gratitude to Jordan for sharing their insights and resources with us last week. We had some great discussions about ancestors, grief, mycelium, and connections. Below are some notes and resources from our time together.

Thank you to everyone who organized and hosted this Q+A session about Grizzly Corps just for DDCSPers last week! The priority application deadline is this month! And the regular application deadline is May 15th.

We’re starting off our 2021 POLLEN season with a little bit of futurism…Afrofuturism that is. Black History Month, Black Future Month, Black Panther the movie, Black Panthers the people, Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin all have us thinking about alternate endings.

You are invited to apply to present at the 2021 New Horizons in Conservation Conference. The conference will take place virtually from Sunday, April 18 through Tuesday, April 20, 2020. Applications to present will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible, but the deadline is February 18.