EOC Archives 160: Rue Mapp on Reclaiming Blackness in Outdoor Spaces


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This episode was originally published nearly 2 years ago, but it could have been made yesterday. Thank you Sarinah Simons and Rue Mapp for this piece of internet gold.

Original Text: On today’s episode of the show, I interview a woman who has inspired me and many people like me to embrace themselves in outdoor spaces and find community even when its not always easy. Her name is Rue Mapp, and she is the CEO and founder of Outdoor Afro, a not-for-profit organization founded in Oakland, California that is at the forefront of celebrating and inspiring African American connections in nature. Outdoor Afro represents a network across 30 states, challenging and changing representation in the outdoors and connecting thousands of people to outdoor experiences.

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