Melissa Utomo – JDEI Online Speaker Series

Please join the AMC’s Western Massachusetts Chapter and the WMCC in an online Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees and Western MA Mountaineering.

Please register to receive the zoom link.

Our Speaker is Melissa Utomo is a “web developer powered by JavaScript & rock climbs.” Along with others, Melissa is engaged in addressing offensive route names in climbing. In 2019 she proposed a tech solution to address offensive content on the Mountain Project app. Melissa delved deeper into the topic by asking what obstacles lead to these exclusionary practices. This fall, she founded Project Beta to find a solution: “Build a guidebook app that liberates information and invests in our community rather than marginalizes it.” Melissa will speak to her experiences addressing racism in the outdoors and everyday life. Afterwards there will be a Q/A and discussion.

To find out more about Melissa:Shot from above of Melissa Utomo climbing.
-Why do so many climbing routes have racist and sexist names?
-Melissa Utomo and Project Beta Are Tackling Hate Speech in Climbing
-Mario Stanley – EP – 11 Melissa Utomo
-Instagram – @mighty_mutomo