Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. A book available at libraries, at online booksellers and at bookstores.
An article about Debbie Njai, founder of Black People Who Hike.
An article by Juan Michael Porter II about the need for equity in the outdoors, and space for Black people to be safe in the outdoors.
Article. There’s a common misconception that black people don’t love wild places. Latria Graham, a southerner with deep connections to farms, rivers, and forests, says the problem isn’t desire but access—and a long history of laws and customs that have whitewashed our finest public lands.
Article. Two years ago, Latria Graham wrote an essay about the challenges of being Black in the outdoors. Countless readers reached out to her, asking for advice on how to stay safe in places where nonwhite people aren’t always welcome. She didn't write back, because she had no idea what to say. In the aftermath of a revolutionary spring and summer, she responds.
A book by Carolyn Finney about reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors.
AMC-DV DEI Overview for 2021
Understanding AMC's Initiative
Video One, 20 minutes, Definitions and Terminology, diversity, equity, inclusion, tolerance, etc.
Celebrating Explorers and Adventurers today and throughout History Footnotes Articles
The Unlikely Thru-Hiker
Author Derick Luge is of Puerto Rican and African American heritage, placing him in a distinct minority among thru-hikers. A fun adventure.
The Sun is a Compass
The story of author Caroline Van Hemert and her husband's 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds. More
Everyone Belongs Outdoors
As your partner in conservation, education and recreation. the Appalachian Mountain Club is inspired by the untold diversity of our members and friends. We aim to be an inclusive, equitable, and kind community. We are committed to new membership and new leadership for those not historically represented by outdoor clubs and those who are new outdoor enthusiasts. And we are also building collaborations across committees within our Delaware Valley Chapter and across other AMC chapters while we form external collaborations with local schools, colleges and other outdoor clubs. At AMC we are united in our adventures by mutual trust, collective safety, respect for the natural world and appreciation for our time together outdoors.
In June 2020, AMC took a public position against racism and racist violence, and to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. In the Delaware Valley our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is exploring ways to make our organization and its activities more inclusive and welcoming to all.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
AMC's main DEI web page ... link
DEI Information for leaders
Tips for AMC Activity Leaders: click here
Urban Hike Library
Resources to plan various routes and lengths through the mural capital of the world.
Lehigh Valley - Easton: Karl Stirner Trail Two miles, wheelchair accessible, Guide and map.
Visit various works of the international renowned sculptor through Easton and along the Bushkill Creek, 2.2 to 3.2 miles.
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