On Monday, December 6 at 19:30GMT:
Although a number of athletes have damaged the color barrier, the game of snowboarding stays, pardon the pun, as white as snow. But now there’s a rising avalanche of ski fans hoping to make the slopes extra inclusive.
In Europe, a gaggle of Black skiers – Wenona Barnieh, Simisola Oke, Adeola Omotode, Tobi Adegboye, and Blessing Ekairia – have launched Mount Noire, a travel neighborhood dedicated to increasing inclusivity.
And now, a new documentary, ‘The Approach’ can also be serving to push the message of range. The quick movie, produced by out of doors attire big The North Face, elevates the accomplishments of individuals of color, ladies, and adaptive athletes.
In this episode of The Stream, we talk about the dearth of range in snowboarding with these pushing for change and ask what’s wanted to make it extra inclusive.
On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Wenona Barnieh, @MountNoireldn
Co-Founder, Mount Noire
Lamont Joseph White, @DesignMonty
Activist & Artist
Snowboarder, The Approach (movie)