AAEE’s Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
As an organization devoted to supporting educators, we know the necessity of education to enact social change. As educators we must use this power to push for education and a future that is anti-racist, respects & celebrates the diverse ways people engage with outdoors, and ensures that everyone has equal access to nature. We must, and will, do better.
As you head outdoors, we encourage you to think deeply about how you are enjoying the space and how others are not afforded the same opportunity because of systemic racism. If we dream of a future where ALL feel welcome in the outdoors and the environmental movement, then we must start acknowledging and addressing these injustices today.