At the co-op, we’re a community of people who have come together around shared values. That’s at the very core of what we do. It is important to recognize that one person’s lived experience is not the same as another’s. Just because you haven’t personally witnessed any racism in the outdoors doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. The co-op will continue to speak up about this issue and to listen to the many voices of BIPOC individuals who share their experiences of encountering inequality in the outdoors.

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.