The Trail Mix: June Crunch

SCOOP IN with Outdoor Afro as we celebrate Juneteenth, discover local tide pools and lead Black Music Month inspired hikes this month! By Outdoor Afro Leadership Director Zoë Polk Atlanta, Georgia  Day Trip to Chattanooga Tennessee  June 13 Healing Hike and History at Sweetwater Creek State Park with Sierra Club June 27 Bay Area, California Hike Point Reyes and Celebrate…

#FindYourPark, Find Our History: A Collective Call to Action from Outdoor Afro

by Outdoor Afro Leadership Director, Zoë Polk LET’S read the placards overlooking the Suisun Bay at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and be critical of words like “mutiny” and “riots.” LET’S dig our hands in the earth at  George Washington Carver National Monument and as we gaze upon his childhood home, remember that our…

Spotlight: Outdoor Afro Richmond!

Meet Deidre “Dee”  Bryant. Mother, Wife, Traveler,  Adventure Seeker and Second Year Outdoor Afro Leader. Located in Richmond, Virginia, Dee and her local Outdoor Afro community have  ice skated, hiked, kayaked in some of Virginia’s most beautiful places. Dee recently shared some her highlights from 2014, her goals for 2015 and some tips on how…

#OutdoorAfroEarthDay

by Outdoor Afro Atlanta Leader Stefan Moss I have a complicated relationship with Earth Day. Although I have always valued the opportunity to celebrate our beloved planet, I have also been very aware of who the traditional movers, shakers, and “leaders” of the modern environmental movement were.  As an environmental science major, my passion for…

Join Outdoor Afro March Match-ness!

Make a Slam Dunk for  Outdoor Afro! We are over the moon to announce that we have a challenge grant from two generous donors. They have pledged together to match your giving for Outdoor Afro dollar for dollar up to $10,000 starting this week! Funds will be used to provide training and support for our…

Celebrate Black History Month with Outdoor Afro

Join us in living and remembering Black History this February and every month of the year by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk On Saturday February 7, 2015 Outdoor Afro Richmond Virginia hosted a “Healing Hike” in York River State Park. This hike was part of Outdoor Afro’s nationwide campaign to engage as a community in solidarity activities with Ferguson and New York…