A Celebration of Positive Influence

It’s been an amazing week for the Outdoor Afro community. I just came back from New York to participate in Henry Louis Gates’ 2012 Root 100 Gala to celebrate the most influential African Americans, of which I was honored to be a part. Among those recognized included Melissa Harris-Perry, LeBron James, and Benjamin Crump, among many other awesome, and passionate individuals representing a wide range of professional paths and vocations aimed at improving the black community. Check out the entire list

For me it was a huge honor to help represent the outdoor recreation field and help positively voice the opportunity for more people to connect with nature. The event itself was very well orchestrated at the Tribeca Rooftop with great company, food, and dancing!
Check out more photos of the event!

We thank The Root for this important recognition and anticipate the ways we can continue to positively influence our community toward better health and sustainability. I especially am grateful for the Outdoor Afro New York team, Akiima Price, Brigitte Griswald, Omari Washington, and Yvonne “Eb” Williams for being down and illuminating the path.