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Your Call: Diversifying the face of outdoor adventure and recreation

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  On the March 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss efforts to increase diversity in outdoor recreational activities. Only 20 percent of visitors to National Parks are people of color. From hiking to climbing, the faces of outdoor recreation don’t reflect the diversity of the United States, but some groups are working to close the gap. 

How do we encourage more people of color to reconnect with the great outdoors? Why is diversity necessary for the conservation movement? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


José G. Gonzalez, founder, Latino Outdoors

Dudley Edmondson, wildlife photographer and author, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places”

Web Resources:

Latino Outdoors

Dudley Edmondson: Black and Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places

Trail Posse

The Joy Trip Project: Exploring the Adventure Gap

New York Times: Why are our parks so white?

Outside: What’s right with this picture?

Outdoor Afro: Black People Do