Updated: Jun 6, 2020
We support Black Lives Matter. We are listening. We are acting! We will keep listening, learning, donating, reading, watching, protesting, and voting for justice and equality.
We acknowledge the lack of diversity in the outdoor community and the systemic barriers preventing access to the outdoors.
We acknowledge the mental health effects of current events and encourage reflection, growth, and self-care.
We are #AmplifyingMelanatedVoices.
We are donating to each organization shared below to support their mission and pay them for the resources we’ve consumed.
We’ve contributed to the body of research about POC engagement in the outdoors.
We will continue to stand against injustice.
Black AF in STEM
A group of young black Naturalists and Scientists across the STEM spectrum with the goal of increasing visibility for Black folks who recreate and work outdoors.
Melanin Base Camp & Diversify Outdoors
to increase the visibility of outdoorsy black, indigenous, people of color, to increase our representation in the media, advertising, and in the stories, we tell ourselves about the Outdoors.
Brown Girls Climb
Brown Girls Climb is a small Women of Color owned and operated company with the mission to promote and increase the visibility of diversity in climbing by establishing a community of climbers of color, encouraging leadership opportunities for self-identified women climbers of color, and by creating inclusive opportunities to climb and explore for underrepresented communities.
*donated to Access PR Small Business Relief to support black-owned businesses affected by covid19 and looting in leu of donating directly to Brown Girls Climb, as interpreted from their suggestions for white supporters on their Instagram account.