Liberated Paths Grantees Featured in Navajo Times

Indigenous Cultural Concepts and Sustainable Housing Initiative, two inaugural Liberated Paths grantees doing exceptional work at the intersections of conservation and cultural reclamation in the Navajo Nation, were recently featured in Navajo Times. Indigenous Cultural Concepts is promoting healthier and safer water through a filtration project that aims to offset the destructive impacts of nearby … Read more

Marine Education Re-centered for BIPOC Youth: Our Journey to Founding Sea Potential

We wrap up Black History / Black Futures Month by sharing a guest post from Ebony Welborn and Savannah Smith, Co-Founders of Sea Potential, another of our 17 inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. By providing interactive and educational opportunities, Sea Potential illuminates pathways in the field of marine science for BIPOC youth. They hope to inspire … Read more

From ‘El Campo’ to Arizona: An AfroLatinx Woman’s Journey to Finding Peace and Power in the Outdoors

Today, as we continue to honor Black History and Black Futures, we’re thrilled to share a guest post from Raquel Gomez, Founder and Program Director of Atabey Outdoors, one of our 17 inaugural Liberated Paths grantees. In serving Black and Brown girls between the ages of 9 and 12, Atabey Outdoors provides a safe place … Read more

First Mesa Annual Clean-Up, an Inaugural Liberated Paths Grantee, Featured in the Navajo-Hopi Observer

We’re excited to share that First Mesa Annual Clean-Up, one of 17 inaugural grantees of our newly launched Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program, was recently featured in a terrific write-up from the Navajo-Hopi Observer. We invite you to read the article to learn more about First Mesa Annual Clean-Up’s timely and important work. And if you … Read more

Congratulations to Justice Outside’s Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees!

In August 2020, Justice Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities … Read more

Justice Outside Announces its Inaugural Cohort of Liberated Paths Grantees!

In August 2020, Justice Outside announced a bold vision for our new Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program: to build a more racially just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement. We sought to support programs and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, and affirm the many experiences and identities … Read more

A Racial Equity Screen for Book Clubs

Choosing a book without putting some thought into the dimension of racial equity raises the possibility of causing harm. Depending on the choice we make, books can perpetuate unconscious bias as well as economic inequality. Our choices matter, and so do the books we select. The current moment, like so many moments, calls upon us to show solidarity in support of Black lives. Therefore, I invite you to ask these three questions when choosing your next book: Read more

Racial Equity Truthtellers: “If you don’t see me as Black, then you don’t see me.”

When it comes to conversations about racial equity, Kim Moore Bailey is more than comfortable – it’s her life’s work. Growing up as a child of Black NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) members, the CEO of Justice Outside has always celebrated her Blackness. “I’ve always been doing the work that I’m … Read more