On behalf of Black people, Outdoor Afro will work from our Oakland, California, Washington, D.C. offices and established state networks to:

  1. Encourage national, regional and local leaders to protect America’s public lands and waters, including recreational opportunities and the American jobs they support.
  2. Empower more Black people to become informed and empowered advocates to protect public lands with policymakers in Washington D.C., as well as in their states, counties, cities, and towns.
  3. Support increased and diverse participation and executive leadership in the Outdoor Recreation Economy.
  4. Champion outdoor industry brands that share Outdoor Afro’s commitment to equity, access to parks for all Americans, and value sustainable global supply chains that respect human rights and the environment.
  5. Engage with companies, not-for-profits, and leadership who advocate for reducing greenhouse gases and ensuring that the no communities disproportionately carry the costs of climate change.
  6. Advocate for increased transportation funding to lower barriers to nature, so that more people, especially youth and their families, can have efficient, affordable means to get outdoors – especially to those places close to home.
  7. Defend the protection of sacred public lands and the communities that depend on them.
  8. Promote culturally competent programing and staffing in parks to help more people feel welcome and understood in those spaces through outreach, on-site participation, and ongoing, lifelong engagement.
  9. Create more synergies with non-traditional conservation allies such as clergy, artists, social justice, human and public health professionals.
  10. Recognize the need to protect wildlife and their habitats as part of a healthy human ecosystem, while also supporting lawful and sustainable hunting and fishing practices.