Be part of a conversation about news coverage of diversity, equity and inclusion in the North Country.
The Adirondack Explorer and North Country Public Radio are teaming up to do deeper reporting on diversity and inclusion issues across the region.
Join us at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 31 at the Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway in Saranac Lake, for an informal, open discussion that will serve to launch our collaborative reporting on diversity and inclusion in the Adirondack region. We’ll also be joined by Tiffany Rea-Fisher of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative.
We’ll look at what’s being done to make the region more welcoming and safe for groups traditionally underrepresented in the Adirondacks. And we’ll explore what gaps remain and why some groups of people, especially people of color, may feel unwelcome or unsafe in the Adirondacks.
The North Country Adirondack region relies heavily on visitors to drive its economy. As its population remains mostly stagnant or declines, it’s critical for the region to attract new, more diverse residents.
But before our two media outlets begin reporting, we want to hear what you’re experiencing and seeing in your community. What should we be paying attention to in the next year ahead? What issues have we been covering successfully so far? What have we failed to include?
Registration is not required, but helpful. To register, click here.
If you can’t make the meeting, you can still participate and send us your feedback using this form. You’ll help us understand a critical issue facing our communities that will lead to better reporting in the Adirondack Explorer and on North Country Public Radio. Thanks!