SIA’s Town Hall series on Inclusion, hosted by Selema Masekela
Beginning July 14th, join us for a 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.
Selema “Sal” Masekela is a beloved 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’s roots are as South African as they are New York City as they are San Diego.
Selema’s upbringing is very textured; it is one which led him to often being in places where he was ‘The Only,’ that was as an 8 year-old sitting in on late night jazz sessions with Miles Davis, becoming the face of ESPN’s X Games and bringing action sports to pop culture, or creating films and television that strike a chord with our human dilemma; who are we, what drives us and gives us joy. It is this mission that has Selema telling stories of others like him – highlighting people and places through lenses that break molds and redefine culture. He is the co-founder of Stoked Mentoring, an organization dedicated to mentoring at risk youth through action sports.
- 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