Welcome Rue Mapp, Author of “Nature Swagger: Stories & Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors”

Please join us in welcoming local and awesome author, Rue Mapp, for the debut of her new book, “Nature Swagger.”

“Nature Swagger is a universal roadmap to discover the delights, joys, and possibilities of transformation
for anyone through nature. You will discover the epiphanies of high adventure alongside meditations on
love of a favorite place or person, and poetic revelations about our wild foodways—how it can all work
together, and, by extension, how we can, too.” —Rue Mapp, from the Introduction

Not only is Rue local, she is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization that has become the nation’s leading, cutting-edge network in celebrating and inspiring Black connections and leadership in nature. They have offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. and leadership networks around the country, connecting thousands of people to outdoor experiences, and is actively changing the face of conservation and is recognized for its role in addressing the ongoing need for greater diversity in the outdoors.

Filled with breathtaking photography, inspiring stories, profiles, and spotlights from Outdoor Afro group members, prominent Black leaders in outdoor spaces, and other organizations, Nature Swagger inspires Black communities to reclaim their place in the natural world. Interspersed throughout are essays from Mapp on the rich history of Black involvement in the outdoors, activism, and conservation, as well as resources for readers who want to deepen their own connection with the elements. A perfect blend of gorgeous photographs, awe-inspiring stories, and Black history, this collection is the perfect gift for anyone looking to heal in these sacred natural spaces.

And look at this great article! https://www.timesheraldonline.com/2022/11/08/november-10-vallejo-vacaville-arts-and-entertainment-source-rue-mapp-offers-transformation-through-new-book-nature-swagger/

We’re thrilled to have Rue join us for a special afternoon! See you there!

Date(s) - Sun, Dec 11, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Alibi Bookshop
624 Marin St, Vallejo

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