I am part of a coalition of fellow park enthusiasts dedicated to promoting diversity and equity in our public lands. We’ve been collaborating on posts since mid 2020.
Each month, our group spotlights a relevant organization. These organizations are working to bridge the gap between outdoor spaces and underrepresented communities. Past features include:
- August: Black in National Parks Week
- September: Soul Trak
- October: Charles Roundtree
- November: Youth Opportunities Program
- December: Black Kids Adventures
- January: The Memorial Foundation
- February: Syatt
- March: Love Is King
- June: The Venture Out Project
- July: Wilderness Inquiry
- Sept: Girl Trek
- Oct: Greening Youth Foundation
- Nov: Native Women’s Wilderness
- Dec: Big City Mountaineers
- Jan: Latino Outdoors
- Feb: Outdoor Afro
As we begin Women’s History Month, we’re sharing another installment in our community effort to showcase organizations promoting social justice and more inclusive access to public lands. This month’s feature organization is LA-based, Hike Clerb.
About Hike Clerb►
Hike Clerb is an intersectional women’s hiking club, working at the intersection of social justice and environmental activism. Evelynn Escobar founded the group in 2017 to help Black, Indigenous, and other women of color access the healing power of nature.
Hike Clerb creates a safe space for BIPOC women in the outdoors by venturing out in numbers on monthly hikes. The non-profit organization also gives away National Parks Passes and provides free gear by partnering with clothing brands. They have plans to expand to other cities. In 2021, they met in Toronto and in NYC at the site of Seneca Village (an African American community which was displaced to create Central Park.)
Support and Donate►
- Website: https://www.hikeclerb.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikeclerb/
- Donate: https://givebutter.com/hike-clerb
4 thoughts on “Diverse NPS: Hike Clerb”
So glad for the initiative that promotes parks and outdoor places as the domain of everyone. Exercise and nature benefit us all. Stay well T. Allan
Thanks Allan! Yes, they do❤️
Thanks so much for posting links and promoting these initiatives! The Outdoors is such a great space for everyone to find peace, adventure, or a place for science outings. Thanks!
Thanks! I think so too😊