“You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,”
–Shelton Johnson, Ranger, Yosemite National Park
Although our national parks belong to all Americans, it’s a sad fact that very few people of color ever set foot in some of our country’s most beautiful places. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based senior church group whose members are looking to reverse that trend.
Learn more about efforts to bring more diverse visitors to the parks at http://www.npca.org/news/magazine/all-issues/2010/summer/expanding-the-palette.html.
This film has always touched my heart in it’s deepest places. Adventure and playing outside is vital to our experience as humans regardless of skin tone, age, and gender. Just like riding bikes, its a true joy to share this experience with anyone who hasn’t been exposed to it before.
By Amy Marquis – Boulder, CO – Storyteller and film maker, Amy works to bring the outdoor experience to everyone.