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  • In Solidarity with the AAPI Community (3/18/2021) - Reeling from the March 16th mass shooting near Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of them Asian American women, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community is rightfully enraged, frightened, and deserving of widespread and sustained multi-racial support. Justice Outside expresses our unwavering solidarity with the AAPI community. We recognize that this isn’t an ... Read more
  • Liberated Paths Grantees Featured in Navajo Times (3/12/2021) - 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
  • Justice Outside Board Vice Chair Celeste Royer’s Journey to Centering Equity (3/6/2021) - Earlier this year, Justice Outside Board Vice Chair Celeste Royer wrote a wonderful article for Ten Strands entitled “A Journey to Centering Equity,” which detailed her childhood experiences in the outdoors and her lifelong work in the environmental education field. We invite you to read it here, and to join Celeste and our entire team ... Read more
  • Marine Education Re-centered for BIPOC Youth: Our Journey to Founding Sea Potential (2/25/2021) - 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 (2/18/2021) - 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 (1/26/2021) - 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! (1/14/2021) - 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! (1/14/2021) - 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
  • Preview: Liberated Paths and our Vision for Racial Justice (1/8/2021) - This week served as yet another reminder of how deeply white supremacy is embedded in our country. The Capitol Hill insurrection on January 6th, 2021, is one more milestone in a long legacy of violence and inequity in the United States. As we all witnessed what felt like a new method to assert supremacy, it ... Read more
  • A Racial Equity Screen for Book Clubs (12/15/2020) - 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