March 8th: An Introduction to the Conversation - Explore the complexities and challenges inherent in the relationship between race and the outdoors.
Speaker Khavin Debbs is the Partnership Manager for Tiny Trees Preschool, an all-outdoors preschool in the Seattle area. Khavin earned a Masters in Urban Environmental Education at Antioch University while working at Tiny Trees. His thesis was called #naturesowhite: Decolonizing the Outdoors for Families of Color. Khavin was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and he notes that it was there that he cultivated his love for being outside and experiencing nature. He attended Sacramento City College, where he first started his career in Early Childhood Education. He then worked at Mustard Seed School, an emergency school for homeless children. In 2013, Khavin relocated to Seattle, where he taught at a Montessori preschool and finished his BA from The Evergreen State College and his MAED from Antioch University. He is currently working on a doctorate in Educational and Professional Practice.