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MWCC Teatime Speaker Series Presents: The Black Outdoors with Mardi Fuller

the black outdoors discussion promo - tea timeMount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce our next Teatime Speaker Series event, “The Black Outdoors with Mardi Fuller” on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 12:00 until 2:00 pm at the Gardner campus.

Mardi Fuller is a lifelong backcountry adventurer and board member of the Appalachian Mountain Club who became the first known Black person to hike all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks during the winter in January 2021.

Fuller is a Boston resident where she works as a nonprofit communications director. She is committed to personal and corporate Black liberation, and thereby liberation for all humanity. She believes deeply in nature’s healing power and organizes hike, ski, and climb events centering on Black and BIPOC community members. She is a contributing writer to Outside magazine, SKI magazine, NRDC, and Melanin Basecamp among others, and advocates for racial equity through writing, speaking, and community building.

MWCC Hosts Mardi Fuller for The Black OutdoorsAt the “Black Outdoors with Mardi Fuller” event, Fuller will be sharing insights and stories about her life’s adventures as a Black outdoorswoman, and discussing the barriers faced by marginalized people in accessing the outdoors and how exclusion is detrimental to all people.

The event is hosted by the Teatime Speaker Series and funded in part by the MWCC Green Society, International Center for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion, Three Pyramids Inc., Gateway to College, City of Fitchburg Human Rights Commission, Heywood Healthcare’s DEI Committee, YWCA Central MA, MOC’s Race Equity Committee, and CHNA9.