filed under: diversity/ethics
Well now is your time to join the force and fight for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) on our trails!
It likely comes as little surprise that our trails community does not currently include the full spectrum of people it could. Charles Thomas, executive director of Outward Bound Adventures, is the Obi Wan of JEDI Trail Knights with 40 years of experience bringing more diversity to our trails. At the 2019 International Trails Symposium he spoke about the understanding and motivation to help make trails a transformative place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
At the 2019 International Trails Symposium and Training Institute we invited Charles Thomas of Outward Bound Adventures to speak on JEDI, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Now more than ever it is important we heed this message and take a deep and meaningful look at how we can make the outdoors truly a safe and welcoming space for all. The full video of Thomas's talk can be seen below.
Published June 2020
Market Research: Equity of Access to Trails
This study has been conducted in response to the imperative offered by the JEDI Task Force.
Affinity and Identity-Based Crews and Programs
The purpose of this guide is to highlight the work of service and conservation Corps who develop and manage identity-based programs and crews, discuss the intention and purpose of these crews, why they are important, and how they have been transformational experiences for Corpsmembers and partners.
Improving Accessibility on Public Lands
Recommendations from American Trails
Chattahoochee River NRA Water Trail
A 48-mile water trail along the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. The water trail is contained within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (NRA).