Giving Voice to Equity in the Outdoors
From mountains to sea, and everything in between, there are 640 million acres of beautiful wild public lands available to us all, but not everyone enjoys these amazing resources equally. Why?
Please join us Saturday, October 22, for a morning hike as we walk and talk about ensuring that outdoor adventure is an accessible and open invitation to all. We will be discussing outdoor culture, inclusion and diversity, access, and more with 4 experts and the larger community. Each expert is representing and advocating for a group that is traditionally marginalized in their access, knowledge and encouragement in the outdoors. We started with a panel discussion on Thursday 10/20, and on Saturday 10/22, we will continue the conversation as we join together for a hike at the beautiful Brumley Forest Nature Preserve.
Meetup + Hike
October 22, 8a-12p, Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Start off with coffee and time to meet and chat with our guest panelists (shown below with bio links). After proper caffeination. we’ll all go on a gorgeous morning hike together, continue the conversation we started with the panel, and come back for raffles, prizes, demos and fittings! Whether you were at the panel on Thursday or not, please join us to lend your voice and your ear to the important topic of making the outdoors accessible, enjoyable and an open invitation to all — and meet some fellow adventurers along the way!
Register Now (it’s free)!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Panel Discussion
We had a powerful and thought provoking panel discussion about equity outdoors. There was wonderful food and beverages, raffles and prizes too! We learned a lot from our speakers about extending the invitation to enjoy the outdoors to communities who have been historically marginalized or may be intimidated by the idea of taking to the trail. We hope to move forward together – both literally and figuratively – as we continue talking and walking on Saturday morning at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve.