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AAPRA Announces 2022 Conversations that Matter – A Safe Zone Conversation

Moderated Conversations for Academy Members

A Safe Zone Conversation (SZC) is defined as dialogue amongst a group of people purposely engineered to discuss human topics that can be deemed sensitive, uncomfortable, or complex in nature. It is an environment of mutual respect and inclusivity, a safe place for people to speak their minds. All comments and questions are welcomed. No judgements. No recordings. Safe Zone Conversations are generously facilitated by members of Illinois Park & Recreation Association's Diversity Leadership Task Force, or individuals specifically trained and approved by the task force. Currently, Safe Zone Conversations are designed to discuss racism, LGBTQ+, and Latinx matters. Register to join a Safe Zone Conversation April 27. Limited to 30 attendees per session.

American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration Announces Leadership Transition at the Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration

Journal of Park and Recreation Administration (JPRA)

AAPRA is proud to announce Dr. Chris J. Wynveen, Associate Professor, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, as the new JPRA Editor in Chief.   Dr. Wynveen was serving as an associate editor and reviewer of the Journal prior to this appointment and has frequently published his research in the Journal. Dr. Wynveen received degrees from University of Illinois, Clemson University, and Texas A&M University. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Wynveen serves as an associate editor with Leisure Sciences, Journal of Rural Social Sciences, and Society and Natural Resources.