ANTIRACISM, Belonging in the Outdoors & True Allyship
MountainTrue knows that Black lives matter, and we encourage our members to learn about and fight examples of systemic racism – not only during the current protests, but for the long haul. Our Board is currently in a process of strengthening the racial justice lens of our work to create meaningful change within our organization and region.
We encourage our members to engage with resources about systemic injustice as part of a lifelong process. Here are some examples we have shared on MountainTrue’s social media channels.
Systemic Racism Explained: A short video introduction to systemic racism in the United States, including the wealth gap, hiring discrimination, and implicit bias. View here.
Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How To Be An Antiracist: Researcher Brené Brown speaks with Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the AntiRacist Research and Policy Center at American University, about his groundbreaking work to uproot racism. Listen here.
“We’re Here. You Just Don’t See Us.” Southern Author Latria Graham explores the long history of denied access to the outdoors for people of color in the United States, and writes about her own personal connection to nature. Read here.
“Allies, Don’t Fail Us Again.” New York Times Opinion Columnist Charles Blow on the parallels between this summer’s protests against police brutality and the Freedom Summer in 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement, as well as what it will take for this moment to create more lasting change. Read here.