Black Hikers Week, was founded by @Blackkidsdohike, @Blackadventurecrew, @Blackpeoplewhohike and @Wecoloroutside, as an annual social media campaign dedicated to highlighting individuals and communities working to change the outdoor narrative by encouraging and empowering Black people to get outside.
The week uses carefully curated days to inspire discussions around various topics such as barriers that prevent the Black community from exploring nature, how hiking impacts our overall health, and solutions to help make the outdoors more inclusive and inviting for everyone.
Our first year was extremely successful. Over 30 organizations participated from all over the world and our hashtag #blackhikersweek has been used 3.1k times and counting! We look forward to continuing to connect Black Hikers and Outdoor Enthusiast and creating a shift in the outdoor community.
Check out the following links below to read more about the exciting week!