Nature,  Social/Environmental Justice

Activist Spotlight: Surfrider Foundation

  You’ve likely seen Black Girls Surf founder Rhonda Harper in the news lately as the organizer of multiple paddle-outs around the world. The events honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police, and are meant to open dialogue about pain caused by continued racial inequalities. As Harper explained to the Associated Press, “There’s a lack of awareness and empathy in the surf community when things like this happen,” Harper said. “I have a lot of white surf friends who don’t get it or are so privileged that they don’t have to mourn the loss of a black life. They’re talking about waves being beautiful and there being too much negativity in the world.” Read the entire article at: