Sponsored by TWU’s Department of History and the Gender Studies Institute, Public Lecture in Honour of Black History Month, Judith Kasiama (Juju Milay), “Do White People Dominate the Outdoors?”
All are welcome to attend this free lecture made possible by sponsorship from TWU’s Department of History and the Gender Studies Institute.
Like most Vancouverites, Judith enjoys nature. Her love of nature stems from growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo and having the freedom to walk through thick Congo jungles, swim in the Congo River, or just enjoy the epic rainstorms.
Since moving to Canada 8 years ago as a refugee, she’s discovered hiking in the local mountains, and bringing friends along who’ve never hiked before to coach and encourage them along the way. “As a woman of colour,” Judith says, “I’ve sometimes felt very alone seeing media campaigns that are not diverse. While many people of colour enjoy the outdoors, this has not been represented in media campaigns that largely feature white people. Nature is beautiful in the sense that it doesn’t discriminate.”
When Judith is not hiking, running or spending time with friends, she likes to travel and learn about the diverse cultures the world has to offer. She also strongly believes outdoor lifestyles should be accessible to everyone.
Judith currently works for Anhart Global Villages, a private Canadian charity that partners with local communities in low GDP countries by supporting and developing programs that help underserved and disadvantaged communities in East Africa, Haiti, Pakistan, Guatemala, and Vietnam, to reach their full potential and create a better future through sustainable development and micro finance.
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