A Northwest Outward Bound School event to highlight the importance of the outdoors for black folks.
Northwest Outward Bound School is hosting an event to screen Wood Hood and Becoming Ruby, both films that highlight the experience and importance of the outdoors for black folks. Wood Hood is an award-winning short film about Camping to Connect, a BIPOC-led experiential mentorship program that uses outdoor recreation and nature immersion to address the diverse issues faced by young men of color in America’s cities. Becoming Ruby is a film about inclusion, identity and hand-drawn heroes.
Funds raised will go toward the purchase of an XXL wetsuit to address accessibility in gear for our courses. Donate today at nwobs.org/donate.
Wood Hood, a short film from the Young Masterminds Initiative highlighting their work through the Camping to Connect program, addressing the issue of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in outdoor spaces, and nature deficiency in urban youth. Watch the trailer here.
A film about inclusion, identity and hand-drawn heroes. If you can’t find a hero, create your own; for mountain biker, skier and artist Brooklyn Bell, that hand-drawn hero was a comic character named Ruby J. Using Ruby as a role model, Brooklyn set out to “live like her, breathe like her, be unapologetically black like her,” finding her own identity in a mix of dirt, snow, art and inclusion. Watch the trailer here.
NWOBS is following the Multnomah County guidelines for COVID-19. The risk Multnomah County is currently low; masks or vaccination card checks will NOT be required.
Header photo by Patagonia.
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