Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program Along the California Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 9th, 2024Media Contact: Communications team at media@justiceoutside.org Oakland, CA — Today, Justice Outside, which works to advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement, announced that the organization will be expanding grantmaking for community-led organizations working along the California Coast through state funding, a first for the organization.… Continue Reading Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program Along the California Coast

Justice Outside:  Black Surf Santa Cruz’s Fairy Grant Parent

This reflection is written by Esabella Bonner. Follow her on Instagram to learn more. Have you ever been presented with an idea, vision, opportunity, or message that feels beyond anything you could have dreamed of or crafted on your own? And right when you start to feel like it’s too much, that you’re not capable, or that… Continue Reading Justice Outside:  Black Surf Santa Cruz’s Fairy Grant Parent

Highlights of 2023

Two participants in Outdoor Educators Institute stand outside on a beach. They are wearing blue and life vests and they have their hands up in the air in celebration.

We took bold steps towards our vision of an equitable and joyful outdoors for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in 2023. Here are some highlights. We held our first ever conference! On April 27 and 28, Justice Outside held our first conference titled “Cultivating Community Outdoors” with nearly 200 members of our community. The… Continue Reading Highlights of 2023

West Side to Worldwide

This reflection is written by Victoria Beltrán. Follow her on Instagram to learn more. My name is Victoria Beltrán. I am a Mexican American twenty-something born and raised in a medium-sized California farm town named Modesto, in what my family unaffectionately called the “West Side” of town. By my own expectations and I think society’s… Continue Reading West Side to Worldwide

Why Sabbaticals Are Key for Healthy Organizations: A Personal Reflection

By Kim Moore Bailey, Justice Outside President & Chief Executive Officer I just recently returned to work after a three-month sabbatical made possible by Justice Outside’s policy to ensure paid rest for staff after five years of consecutive work at the organization. It took me ten years to take the time off. Two years ago,… Continue Reading Why Sabbaticals Are Key for Healthy Organizations: A Personal Reflection

#startsmall Initiative Grants $500,000 to Justice Outside to Support Girls Health and Education Through the Outdoors

A small child with an afro wearing a blue coat and yellow boots sits near a body of water. They are holding a stick and pointing at the water with it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, August 1, 2023Media Contact: Communications team at media@justiceoutside.org OAKLAND, CA—Today, Justice Outside, which works to advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement, announced that the organization has received a $500,000 grant from #startsmall, Jack Dorsey’s philanthropic initiative. The grant will support Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths grantmaking program which… Continue Reading #startsmall Initiative Grants $500,000 to Justice Outside to Support Girls Health and Education Through the Outdoors

From No More Fossil Fuels to Land Back: The Time for Environmental Justice Is Now

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Content warning: This piece discusses police brutality, murders by police, and state violence. Please use discretion in reading and sharing.  Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body of experts convened by the United Nations, released their latest report on the condition of the planet regarding global warming and climate change. This year,… Continue Reading From No More Fossil Fuels to Land Back: The Time for Environmental Justice Is Now

Justice Outside Celebrates 2023 OEI Bay Area and Central Valley Graduation

On May 31, 2023, Justice Outside celebrated the graduation of 25 participants of the 2023 Outdoor Educators Institute Bay Area and Central Valley cohorts. The Outdoor Educators Institute, one of our flagship yearly programs, develops the next generation of culturally relevant outdoor leaders by building competencies and leadership skills in young adults who have encountered… Continue Reading Justice Outside Celebrates 2023 OEI Bay Area and Central Valley Graduation

Justice Outside Expands Outdoor Educators Institute to Seattle, Washington

A group of young people standing outside in rain jackets. They are smiling and looking at the camera, surrounded by greenery.

Today, Justice Outside, which works to advance racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement, announced that the organization is expanding its flagship program Outdoor Educators Institute to Seattle, Washington, for the first time ever! Read more Continue Reading Justice Outside Expands Outdoor Educators Institute to Seattle, Washington

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… Continue Reading Fostering Community in North and South Carolina through Liberated Paths Program