Guest Post: Environmental Justice for All


Silver Lake hosted the third Environmental Justice for All! training retreat for youth of color May 20-22, 2016. One of the counselors, longtime Silver Laker Jarell Lindsey, posted his reflections on the weekend on his blog. He has given us permission to share some here with you. Please click over to his site to read the whole post!

Thank you, Jarell!

Environmental Justice for All

By Jarell LindseySilver Lake Conference Center is the place where a waterfall taught me how to breathe. But I’ll get back to that.

I still remember the first time I visited the United Church of Christ’s beautiful summer camp in 2008. It was my first summer camp experience, and it solidified my opinion that every child should have the chance to visit a summer camp at least once in their lives.

Silver Lake meant so much to me, as I was used to the concrete jungle where graffiti art decorated the landscape like the trees decorated camp.

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Jarell Lindsey working with a group at the Environmental Justice
for All! retreat at Silver Lake.

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