Outdoor Afro

Geography of Hope conference speaker Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, shared her story of the rapid growth of Outdoor Afro from an online blog to a nationwide network that is changing the way black people experience nature. By increasing access, inclusion, and representation, Outdoor Afro is helping black people take better care of themselves, their communities, and the planet. Outdoor Afro’s leadership programs are growing exponentially as you can see in this video on theirLeadership Training (this was the video we weren’t able to play at the conference), and a second video on the PBS series Window to the Wild (25 min).