Justice Outside News

  • Highlights of 2021 (11/23/2021) - This year, 2021, has been such a big journey, full of growth for Justice Outside! Thank you for being together with us in this work. As the year draws to a close, we want to lift up some important developments and milestones for this work, for our community, for our grantees, and for our movements. ... Read more
  • Inside Philanthropy: “Green Grantmaking Program Offers Alternative Paths for Getting Funding to the Grassroots” (10/15/2021) - Today we’re grateful for the thoughtful coverage of our Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program by Michael Kavate for Inside Philanthropy. From the introduction: A couple years ago, Kim Moore Bailey embarked on a series of conversations with the heads of the small, grassroots environmental groups that her organization, Justice Outside, supports. The leaders, who were all ... Read more
  • Announcing ‘Working Toward Racial Equity:’ A Training Series with the Lawrence Hall of Science (9/23/2021) - Today, in collaboration with the Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES project, we are proud to announce the kick-off of the 2-year training series, Working Toward Racial Equity, which supports environmental and outdoor science organizations to build capacity to foster equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant work environments and organizations. The National Science Foundation is funding this ... Read more
  • We are Justice Outside! (6/4/2021) - “Justice Outside” elevates our ultimate mission of advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. Bold, clear, and forthright, our new name tells the world exactly who we are, highlighting the work we’ve been doing for years to center the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are building a more inclusive future for the movement.  Read more
  • On Accountability and the Path Ahead (4/21/2021) - Dear Friends, Yesterday’s ruling in the trial of Derek Chauvin is a welcome if overdue expression of accountability. As many have rightly pointed out, true justice would entail George Floyd still being alive. While the three guilty verdicts can’t bring him back, we acknowledge the important message sent by the jurors in this case. We’re ... Read more
  • 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
  • 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