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  • Justice Outside Celebrates 2023 OEI Bay Area and Central Valley Graduation (6/8/2023) - 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 ... Read more
  • Three femme presenting folks sitting at a conference table wearing masks. Op-ed—Building equity and justice: An alternative model for grantmaking for environmental organizations (6/2/2023) - Philanthropy News Digest published an op-ed from Justice Outside President & CEO Kim Moore Bailey about inequities in grantmaking in environmental organizations and how Justice Outside’s Liberated Paths grantmaking program offers a model for a restorative alternative rooted in racial justice. Click here to read and here’s a brief excerpt: Recent research from Yale University by ... Read more
  • A group of young people standing outside in rain jackets. They are smiling and looking at the camera, surrounded by greenery. Justice Outside Expands Outdoor Educators Institute to Seattle, Washington (6/1/2023) - 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
  • Fostering Community in North and South Carolina through Liberated Paths Program (5/24/2023) - 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
  • Photo of Tykee James in front of a large audience at the Justice Outside Conference Cultivating Community at Justice Outside’s Inaugural Conference (5/4/2023) - 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
  • Snowy peaks glisten under a blue sky and scattered cloud. They are reflected in the body of water near them. Removal of a pervasive slur from public lands only the first step (5/1/2023) - 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
  • Four people in purple, pink, and orange coats standing outside embracing each other. Policing Is an Environmental Justice Issue: In Solidarity with Atlanta and Memphis (2/24/2023) - 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
  • Four people hugging outdoors. There's a tent behind them. Life in Motion Podcast: Advancing racial justice and equity in the outdoors (2/22/2023) - Justice Outside’s Chief Program Officer Laura Rodriguez (she/her) and Director of Programs Dr. Mary Traylor (they/she) joined Illumine Collect’s Life in Motion podcast where they shared their own experiences of exposure to the outdoors growing up and how that has impacted their work at the organization. From the Outdoor Educators Institute to our Liberated Paths ... Read more
  • Many hands in the middle on top of each other. Justice Outside Expands Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program to the Carolinas (2/14/2023) - 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
  • Justice Outside Celebrates Largest Outdoor Educators Institute Graduation (1/11/2023) - “The Fresno cohort taught me that there’s a difference about being attentive in nature and actually connecting with it. Creating a spiritual relationship with nature isn’t always valued in society, but it’s something I’ve been trying to strive towards. I haven’t laughed as much as I did with the OEI Fresno cohort as I had ... Read more