Rediscovering Latino Culture Outside (REI)

Rediscovering Latino Culture Outside (REI)

Rediscovering Latino Culture Outside

When Latinos look up at the sky and the mountains, it’s not just deserts and mountains. It’s years of your history and your culture that you’re looking at.
— Gabe Vasquez to Amanda Machado

In March, BE journalist Amanda Machado penned an entry in the REI Co-Op Journal sharing how she went from assuming that hiking was a white activity to connecting with the outdoor components of her Latino community and culture in a stronger way.

Recounting childhood trips to Niagara Falls, studying abroad in South Africa, hikes with her brother in Sedona, California, and carne asada under the redwoods, follow Amanda's journey of connection. 

Read her full story now on REI's Co-Op Journal website, and leave us a comment telling us what you think!

 
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