Fostering Community in North and South Carolina through Liberated Paths Program

In April, Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths team visited with community organizations working in the outdoors and environmental sectors in North and South Carolina to talk about our Liberated Paths grantmaking program, which seeks to support organizations in the region for the first time ever. Through the Liberated Paths program, we are working to create a … Read more

Cultivating Community at Justice Outside’s Inaugural Conference

Photo of Tykee James in front of a large audience at the Justice Outside Conference

On April 27 and 28, Justice Outside held our first conference titled “Cultivating Community Outdoors” with nearly 200 members of our community. The conference, held on Ohlone land at Oakland, California, focused on creating a space to discuss equity and justice in the outdoors and celebrate the joy that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color … Read more

Removal of a pervasive slur from public lands only the first step

Snowy peaks glisten under a blue sky and scattered cloud. They are reflected in the body of water near them.

Communities are best positioned to rename harmful place names.  Content warning: This blog mentions White supremacist violence that may be triggering to some. Public lands are for all people, and  need to reflect and celebrate our country’s multicultural history.  Rivers, mountains and other natural places on public lands across our country have names that don’t  … Read more

Policing Is an Environmental Justice Issue: In Solidarity with Atlanta and Memphis

Four people in purple, pink, and orange coats standing outside embracing each other.

Content warning: This piece discusses police brutality, murders by police, and state violence. Please use discretion in reading and sharing.  Justice Outside grieves in solidarity with the communities of Manuel Esteban Paez “Tortuguita” Terán and Tyre Nichols. We are grateful to them for doing the work of community care and organizing in the face of state … Read more

Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program to the Carolinas

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 14, 2023Media Contact: Noorjahan Akbar at OAKLAND, CA—Today, Justice Outside, which works to advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement, announced that the organization is expanding grantmaking for community-led organizations working in North and South Carolina.  Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths grantmaking program supports outdoor initiatives … Read more

Celebrating Our 2022 Rising Leaders Fellows

Group photo of facilitators with some of our Rising Leaders Fellows holding up their certificate of completion. Behind them is a screen projected that reads, "Thank You Rising Leaders Fellowship" and their names listed below.

On November 10th and November 17th, we celebrated the graduation of our 2022 Rising Leaders Fellowship. We had an entirely virtual cohort and an in-person cohort in the Bay Area with a total of 39 fellows, nearly doubling the number of participants from previous years!  The Rising Leaders Fellowship supports the continued career development of … Read more

Learning about the universe with Dr. Nia Imara

To the left is Dr. Nia Imara standing behind a podium holding a microphone with a projected screen behind her. To the right are the attendees sitting in the lecture hall.

On Saturday, December 3rd, Justice Outside and our partner The Lawrence Hall of Science hosted a private reception followed by a lecture, We Love the Light, with Dr. Nia Imara. Dr. Imara is an artist, astrophysicist, and professor of astronomy. She is also the Founding Director of Onaketa, a nonprofit that provides free STEM tutoring … Read more

Nine Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color Led Organizations to Support This Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and solidarity through resource sharing. On this day, people around the world donate to, volunteer with, and partner with nonprofits they believe in. At Justice Outside, we want to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of our Liberated Paths grantee partners around the country … Read more