Outdoor Afro: Reconnecting With Nature
Imagine yourself walking among trees dappled with sun. A clear stream gurgles nearby. Maybe your shoulders relaxed a bit just picturing it. But for some African Americans, walking in the woods is tied to a legacy of racial terror, and could trigger quite the opposite response. The national nonprofit Outdoor Afro is inspiring African Americans to reclaim the outdoors as a place to refresh the spirit, replenish the soul … and simply have fun! We hear from the founder of Outdoor Afro, Rue Mapp and local organizer, Monette Bailey.
For upcoming Outdoor Afro events in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, visit this link.