In unison with people around the world fighting racial injustice, the co-op is challenging itself and its more than 19 million members to act against the racial inequities in our society, including in the outdoors. As part of this commitment, we’re amplifying the voices and stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities, including several of our partner organizations that are working to create a more inclusive outdoors.

In this hour-long discussion, the panelists—moderated by Black Girls RUN! CEO, Jay Ell Alexander—share how they talk about racism with their kids, the ways they continually educate themselves as parents, and how they create a diverse environment for their children.  

Read more and watch the discussion in our Co-op Journal.

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

thank you REI.  We all need to look deeply and take action.  I am proud to be a member of an organization that is willing to stand clearly for justice.