Woohoo! Check out my most recent podcast interview on the American Camp Association's Podcast, The CampWire. Yatiel Owens, John Beitner and I dive into cultural appropriation at summer camp, Tumbleweed's current journey in addressing appropriation, and assessing systemic oppression at camp. It's chocked full of thought-provoking questions and discussions that camp professionals, seasonal staff, and parents can enjoy.
From the CampWire Session Description:
This episode will not give you answers, but we hope that the questions we ask ourselves are thought provoking and valuable for the culture of your camp. ACA's Professional Development Manager of the Western Region, John Beitner sits down for an honest conversation between Camp Winnarainbow Director, Yatiel Owens and Tumbleweed Day Camp Owner/Director, Liz Kimmelman. Together, we talk about the roles of our camp communities in recognizing cultural appropriation with staff and campers. Unacknowledged cultural appropriation continues to cause harm and acts as an inclusivity barrier for everyone.