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friendly. and we visit a danish community and to have taken sustainability to new heights just over there on the horizon is some so island where they are officially 100 percent renewable. ah, we get that. and so this is it, that's the entity, right? did we use of change on al jazeera with i anthony. okay. there are some sports which were typically known as sports in our white atmosphere, white communities that have been broken for by people of color. i'm being transformed forever, golf, tennis, ice skating. but when we talk about snow sports, a mounting sports, not so much by the awesome people to day i want you to meet. we're aiming to change that. let's meet someone growing up into the sport skeen. the
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thing that brought me to skin was this feeling of freedom. never before had i ever felt something that made me feel so free as i did on the mountain. i could go explore certain areas. i could go jump off a cliff or in the park. i could express myself the way i wanted to, and i felt never more free when i was on my pair of skis. i am the 1st person of color to be sponsored by skews art and what snowboarding means to me is having fun going out there and doing my thing and doing what i love. when asked, what is snowboarding? mean to me, snowboarding is sort of a crazy addiction to the snowy outdoors. i feel like snowboarding for the black community has a really great chance of succeeding and becoming not just
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a minority in the sport, but really being able to pay the way for the future. so much progress that that 3, i guess. hello or no. no. emily lamont, they really get to see you when i know please introduce yourself trans stream audience. tell them who you are, what you do. hi everyone. my name is benita. i am one of the co founders of law and not know as a travel community all about bringing it to the mountain. we encourage back and if it minorities to ski and snowboard, and some of them the best time. and we create trip and time. and it's been made in the u. k. and of in and around london. all right, lovely to have you. hello, emily, introduce yourself. try international view s. hi. my name is emily via i am a real masters candidate at the school of environment where i focus on climate policy. and i spend time working as a professional snowboarder and just had are some come out the approach. fantastic.
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lovely to have you. them all introduce yourself to have us who may not know who you are and what you do. i am the mind joseph white. i am an artist and designer and i live in park city, utah, where i snowboard quite often, and hike and bike in just enjoy the outdoors. i would love to have your snowboarding, your skiing stories, people of color around the world. i know you do it. i know you do it. here is our comment section join in our comment section. you got questions for i guess you're very welcome to be part of today. so looking forward to having you, when i'm thinking about your 1st time, your 1st time on snow, actually it wasn't snow, but the 1st time you attempted to ski what was that like? what made you want to do it? so i started in my twenties and i decided in university to try
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lesson on dr. slaves in london. and it's not slade, but it was amazing. it was fun and i enjoyed it. and at that point, i wasn't able to go in and eat it, but i'm, you know, feeding later i decided i'm going to go to china and the maids and times i had on this. let me go back every year and said to me, you know, it's part of all in down the fun of trying something new going on different and say it's, it's, you know what? i made me to keep coming back with them on that 1st time that you ever i would put on a snowboard or you put on skis. you remember black then what was it night? yeah. just like when i didn't start until i was in my twenties. it's something that i wanted to do as a child and i'd see some of my friends in school come back on mondays after a weekend of snowing skiing and they'd have their ski tags hanging from the jackets . and i want to try that and wasn't till i was in my twenties when i did some
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friends brought me to the mountain and i was just hooked immediately. any we have some pictures of you. it's a beautiful slide show. when did you know that you would get that? nope, just okay. whit or a good? well, you know, i consider myself a, a lifelong student. so i'm always learning and there's always more skills to pick up, especially, especially as you head into the back country. but i, i have to sort of back what both one, no, not in the mont said. what drew me in was just like the curiosity, the play. just getting to, you know, try hard things and fall and get back up in this sort of somewhat, in some circumstances controlled manner. so it's just, yeah, it's just a really incredible sport. go ahead. i'm ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, no, i think what resonates with all of us is just the freedom and enjoyment of being out there in the mountains. and it's really kind of like no other experience in
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life, no matter what's going on in your life at that time, you can escape, you can find joy, you can find stress release and just have a blessed why you're doing it. so i think it's, it's one of these things that we feel so, bless and privilege to do. i'm just looking here. we know now and your instagram account from mountain la. you look extraordinary. look at that page in your element . i remember the 1st time that my school announced that they were going to do a skiing trip. this is in south london, and i had to do a whole project for my nigerian parents who had never seen snow. and i remember when i was 13 years old, i drew skis as these are skis and then this is snow. and this is what you do on these on snow. i oversee it was persuasive because they coughed up the money to
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allow me to go skiing and i've been skiing ever since. i was 13 years old, but there is a cultural gap there. now, i'm not. everyone's got nigerian parents that need to be convinced within a project, but there is a cultural gap there between what he's seen to be a sport that he's not for black people and people of color and a sport that's for you opinion. so for white people were now and how did your family handle you pay a skia? so we have similar backgrounds and my parents are gonna yeah. and so i know like content even though you know. yeah. and so i know it all about how, you know, incentive like having to convince them that it was normal to, you know, prepare yourself down about it. you know, sometimes if you map out and, but like i said, i tell them i was going, i just, you know, did it, and i came back. i told them all the been and now she even what company in herself
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. but i definitely recognize that there's a lot of stereotypes and they're not even in the back community about what it's like to be like in the 1st now i think people, you know, i like it and they're like, really call what isn't it like we don't do that with and so i think there's a lot of stereotypes within the community or african parents or not the game. and people have been being dangerous or it's too expensive. it's only for white people . and it's, you know, it's not the case where people sit here to log in and so i would say, i definitely understand what needs to break down the barriers. oh my, my director, just tell me he snows bulls, we've got a little black and brown club going on right here and it will see kind of going on here. i'm just looking at my laptop, emily and these figures really say pretty much everything about the u. s.
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people of color who sky, so 87.5 percent a white. then 6 percent, asian, 5 percent latino. latina one is 1.5 percent black, one with another 7 percent indigenous. you will see that this doesn't all add up to 100 because some people are more than one category. ok. but the point is that here, all the majority of people who ski and then know people of color, emily, how is how does that impact you when you are on the stripes? yeah, i would say it empowers me to be present and take up space. you know, it's no accident that skiing and snow spurts are predominantly white just due to the pattern of settlement that occurred in the us with red lining and force migration and exclusion from natural areas and parks. and so it really is about going and reclaiming space. and i'm sure you can probably agree
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100 percent 100 percent. i look at those figures as black, where 14 percent of the population in the united states. and when i have gone to mount over the years i, i kind of quite frankly, accepted the fact that it was white majority sport. and then i was amongst the super minority in that space. but after a while they started question that and instead of just accepting it, figure, what can i, what do i have to say about what can i do about it? and that's why i created the skiing and colored collection. and i'm pleased with the reaction. there's been a lot of people i didn't realize were having this conversation prior to me painting the pieces that i have and i'm super happy that i can be just one voice in this
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narrative, like emily said to reclaim spaces, to re normalize and reconditioned what, where we think we belong or where others feel like we belong, just to change that narrative and flip the status quo. and what i'm going to show some of your pictures off here and i'll try some more in a moment. so the picture just to the side of me here, this is you reclaiming places spaces so that it's ok for you to ski feel black or snowboard if you're black. a beautiful one piece here, a sister and a one piece. and then this picture here of the jet skiing, it looks like a photograph. it's so beautiful. so this is some of your work where you're showing off images that people don't normally get to see when the on the slopes are not so much. what difference does that make ammonia you think? well, like it's often said, if you see it, you can be, i'm a strong believer in representation. my role is to exercise representation
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through my artwork. it's going to take a lot of voices to change the narrative. i've been told by many people as they've discovered me in this space, it's a long road, and i me the mediately let them know that that's fine. black abroad people are used to long roads. i'm not going anywhere right now. i'm in a place where i'm promoting the narrative of of changing what is normal and outdoor spaces, mountain spaces in nature and whatnot. and one day i hope to be just presenting images that are maintaining diverse city that's lacking. so quite frankly, if we can invite black brown people into nature more often, nature will take care of us and will in turn take care of nature. i'm just going to show you i can go ahead emily. yes, i agree. yeah. you know, as well,
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mine is saying this is about developing a connection with your inner self as well as the natural world. you know, it is really important. barton brown, people make up a significant part of the population globally. and you know, we're in the midst of a climate crisis. we need to start building connection and reclaiming the space because this is important to our survival. yeah. emily, we were in a film that come out now perfect for ski season, which is bringing together people from different backgrounds and diversity is a different diversity. say some people may have challenges in terms of physical challenges and just like a whole spectrum of people that you don't always see. maybe you don't notice on the slopes, the films coffee approach have a little kit for the can see what's going on in it. i suspect you said, i think i just need like
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a little bit more belief in myself and that i would have it. and i feel like that's one of those moments like i can do the thing i can try the thing. but if i don't actually believe that i'm a landed, i feel like the nar can tell. oh mm emily that she makes, i can see a smile is really frightening. it costs a lot to hit the slopes. so maybe it's not just about, well, it's a cultural thing. maybe just because it's really expensive. right, right. there are many, many socio economic barriers to the space snowboarding snow,
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sports are incredibly expensive. and so, you know, when we're thinking about how to increase participation i, there needs to be a lot of attention paid to this in terms of creating opportunities to, you know, bring here to non profits. just continuing to grow that space. there's so many non profits working in this space right now with disadvantaged youth people of color, so many different affinity groups and identities. and yeah, i mean, that is a much bigger problem than, than just snow sports, right? it's a microcosm of all of the issues that we're experiencing in the, in the, in the us. and i think globally yeah, i definitely agree the emilita, i think even, you know, outside it's like can be, it's quite expensive in a go on a ski trip. and if anyone can sort of, you know,
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help in terms of making sure the entry point is a little bit lower, wherever it's level, where is the gave that you have to buy. you can definitely get more people in the sky and they wouldn't because you don't come from sort of, you know, certain backgrounds, but the backbone not very difficult to navigate, you know, as the trip babbled and trip. i'm just got sure and gone, you know, you go fast and i'll bring in some tweet like to go go ahead. sure, sure. i just want to say we can build those bridges. there are barriers, right? there can be financial barriers, geographic barriers, cultural barriers, my family growing up, we could have afforded a ski trip or 2. but it wasn't culturally anything we ever had a conversation about my parents growing up in depression era, in baltimore, in brooklyn. it's just not a conversation. let's go to the slopes and ski wasn't something that was normal in my household at all,
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but it was somebody who i was that i was attracted to from afar. but you know, i am part of the, for in some part of the sky, utah inclusion committee, and we're starting to build some of these bridges. right. there are many other nonprofits that are bringing kids, which is very important families to the slopes. right. so there are opportunities fund raisers, i go on with these nonprofits that can help build these bridges, and we can bring families and kids to the slopes, 4 or 5 times in a season, that plants, the seeds. right to get people hooked. right. those who will be hooked, get them hooked. and, and little by little we start to build diversity inclusion. gonna show you guess a couple of tweets sort of supporting what you've been saying about the, the cost of skiing and you come up with a couple of solutions around that cost of sky. mario's watching, she says the cost of tickets, policies, equipment, as kids grow, you need to replace their skis and boots. there's also risk of injury. having good
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insurance is practically a prerequisite. oh, good thought bad mario. i've so and then says, yes, it is not cheap but a suit power back to the teeth of physical fitness, socializing and mental well being. i've not yet found anything better. and if you like to have tough size like flies that don't wiggle one down. so that's all it really is like i, i and so i is one day on this. if i haven't persuaded you yet, perhaps this might, this is a little a trailer for mountain wall. it's a travel company that known a set up to take people of color from the u. k. skag. let's take a look. oh, when i renew with
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no no vacancy or something up to place both you know really rural by bring to the music or whatever. but we haven't had the right, we're no, how was it, how was it going? i know committee is not helping none of us forgot uncovered. and that is a major issue in terms of getting on the slopes and, and doing the things that we love to do outdoors. so that aside the idea, the concept from mount dora. how's that going? so we launched shortly just before you know, the clever pandemic hit that we were very lucky to have office and check just before we all went in to look down and, and because it hasn't been great and me, i work at the doctor and they have been in the and you know, the thick of it, but in terms of, you know, travel and knowing what you can plan for and what car is in. it's quite difficult moments. and even recently, as you can see, some of the, you know,
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travel kinds of still changed. and in terms of what we strive, boys, we look for companies who are taxable and with in a consummation and kind of a big trip. and a lot of people have been accommodating and, but at the same time as much as we want to stay safe and as much as we went to make sure that we're having a great time. and it is difficult to know and, and, but we do make sure that if any consolations do require that more, i guess will be funded as much as we had. that's good to know. and i've got a couple of questions for you and this is going to be speed wrong because i got so many questions. i want to share the move. ok. all right to natasha says, what was it like on your 1st ski trip? we're no, no. i think it was a completely new sport for you fairly quickly. we're going to go ahead. so it was quite so said it was quite gary and, but i enjoyed every moment. is there anyway bowling? i enjoyed people. and you know, the company that i met on the slates and some of my friends today. all right. title time says we need more information getting to our communities and breaking the
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stereotypes. lamont, you handle that one. i think it starts with the mountains themselves. people who own and operate the mountain spaces are kind of, i feel like at the top of the pyramid. and once these mountain owners and operators start to do more with their marketing, do more with their hiring. do more with their on mountain and off mountain presence . of black and brown people. right. that's going to set the tone for brands for the main street of mountain cities and outdoor community to say, hey, if the owners and operators of these spaces are intentionally inclusive and we can follow suit, i think until they make long lasting moves in perpetuity. we're still going to treat inclusion as a trend, right, we're still going to treat diversity at the trend. and you know, skin color is not
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a trend. emily and where we, where we see it lacking shot, we need to, we need to make moves. i make, i had or nodding you are spot on them on and i think this extends to the outdoor industry as a whole. you know, i have to be honest. my career really took off after the summer and black lives matter and after george floyd. and so that, that is, that's really hard to hold. that's, you know, and it shouldn't be the case and it should not be a trend. absolutely not. a man. what to bring to more scares into our conversation, because actually i think they take us to where do we go next? i know you all 3 of you do love being on the slopes. it is not your job to bring diversity to the slopes. that is not your job, your job is to just enjoy and sell out there. and maybe you can get people to do it to go to introduce you to then g scheme. here is
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hi, i'm benjamin alexander and i'm about to become to make his 1st of alpine ski racer to represent the country at the next island games in beijing 2022. we need to get more people of color into the outdoors, into skiing, into, into sports. and to do that, we need more people of color to be successful, role models in the sport to prove that the sport is for everyone that everyone can have fun and enjoy the outdoors. no matter where you're from. we need the tiger woods of skiing, i believe. the reason why if we don't see more people falling in my footsteps is the barrier to entry. so i feel like as a whole the ski community needs to come together and put together, learn to ski programs and make it more accessible for, you know, people of lower income levels to be able to participate in this amazing sport. i can't wait. see the tiger woods. 0, one of the williams sisters of snowboarding or skiing. it's it's,
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it's bound to happen. no more thoughts. and i said, oh yeah, i just say yeah, yeah. power. good. yeah, it is. my. yeah, yeah, yeah. and i live there out. yeah, i knew i yes, narrative needs to change. there are a lot of the stairs are black and brown. now borders and scares wear out here. all right, thank you. thank you for setting up our future guest. right. good. dan detto has gone to the own to the stream, so we make it so that everybody knows who these names are. they can watch and follow them, support them. thank you so much. guess it's been such a pleasure and we just show you on my laptop, this is we're known as company mountain. wow. you can follow it on instagram. emily is say, here kohls in the wild. great handle. and, oh, get love all just doing his thing. this is really nice and see this as well. all right, so everybody, thanks very what very much for your questions on youtube. your comments were no net,
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