Webinar: Beyond the American Outdoors: Equity & Inclusion is a Global Problem

Date and Time

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


Please join the WMA, JDEI committee's webinar with Marinel de Jesus, who will be sharing her early experiences as a hiker/backpacker in the U.S. grappling with the lack of diversity and inclusion in the American outdoors. Five years later, as a global mountain nomad and a social entrepreneur, Marinel utilizes the wisdom she gained as a human rights lawyer, woman of color, and an immigrant to design adventure/hiking tours worldwide by forging meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships with indigenous communities and women in Peru, Tanzania, and Mongolia as a means to create systemic changes that will pave the way for an inclusive and equitable trekking tourism & adventure travel industry. Even as a woman of color, striving to create successful partnerships with marginalized groups has its set of unique challenges. What are the ways that we can affect change as individuals and/or as organizations? From this presentation, you will learn ways to cultivate an equity-driven mindset that will help you become an effective advocate for JEDI. This talk will incorporate some of the guidelines that are outlined in the previously written article, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 26 Ways (& More) to be an Ally in the Outdoor Industry.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



Related Link(s):

Marinel De Jesus Bio
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 26 Ways (& More) to be an Ally in the Outdoor Industry

Marinel de Jesus



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Western Massachusetts




Adults (18+)


Dawne is a former teacher. She loves the natural world and believes there is a place for everyone in the outdoors.