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Q&A With Rue Mapp: Turning to Nature for Healing

December 12, 2014 by Laki Sarah

"Right now," says founder Rue Mapp, "we need nature more than ever." A Q&A with the founder of Outdoor Afro as she prepares for nationwide "healing hikes."

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Outdoor Afro

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Outdoor Afro is a community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, skiing, and more.

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Reconnecting People with Nature: Rue Mapp, Outdoor Afro

September 15, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

Inspired by a childhood divided between urban Oakland and a Lake County working ranch, Rue Mapp founded Outdoor Afro, an online community and organization that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through outdoor recreational activities.

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