Beginning July 14, SIA will be hosting series of conversations to help the winter outdoor industry better understand diversity, equity and inclusion issues and the role and responsibility our industry plays in creating positive change. The series will be hosted by Selema “Sal” Masekela (pictured), a commentator, journalist, host, Emmy nominated producer and action sports enthusiast. Outside of his front-of-camera work, Sal thrives as a film/tv producer and musician, recording under the alias ‘Alekesam‘. The son of South African jazz legend/activist Hugh Masekela, Selema Masekela is the co-founder of Stoked Mentoring, an organization dedicated to mentoring at risk youth through action sports.
Kicking off Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the SIA sessions will cover the following topics:
- Town Hall #1: Listen and Learn – Stories of People of Color in the Winter Outdoor Industry, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT
- Town Hall Series #2: Inclusion and Your Business, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT
- Town Hall Series #3: Inclusion on the Slopes. Attracting, Growing and Welcoming Diversity in Winter Outdoor Sports, Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT
- Town Hall Series #4: Creating Change Together Across the Winter Outdoor Industry, Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1:00 pm MDT