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DEI Information Session

Tues. Dec. 1st, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Curious about what Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion looks like in the outdoors world? Wondering how you can be apart of this work? WMCC and Briana Blanchard of the Red River George Climbers Coalition are hosting an info session to explore these topics! Join us for a discussion on the framework for Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the climbing world, ways this work fits into the Western MA climbing community and an open space for questions and conversation.

Briana lives in Cincinnati and has been climbing in the Red since 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Miami University and has been working in non-profit for five years.  Briana enjoys sport, bouldering, and traditional climbing, and when she isn’t outside she can be found on her basement training wall or in the local gym, accompanied by her husband and their son, Atticus. Look her up on Instagram @Dirtbagmomma.

Click here to register in advance for the DEI Information Session.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WMCC Listening Session: Thurs. Oct. 15th, 7:00-8:30pm

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee invites you to a 90 minute listening session on Zoom, on Oct. 15th, moderated by Sarah Rasmussen. This is a space for climbers from marginalized communities to share their experiences, stories, suggestions, and ideas for how to create more welcome and inclusive outdoor spaces. Members of the DEI Committee hope to partner and collaborate with the individuals who offer their narratives to create a focused task list for addressing the many ISMs in our outdoor spaces.

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Meeting ID: 899 0293 4999
Passcode: 395525

Female sport climber climbing at Mormon Hollow. Information for Listening Session: Thurs. Oct. 15th

Photo by Michelle Bourget

-Published Sept. 30th, 2020-