A Seat at the Table

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us, including Climbers of Color. 

 

In an effort to keep amplifying BIPOC voices, we started a new program in April 2020 called "A Seat at the Table."

 

This digital platform is where we, as BIPOCs, come together virtually to share resources, skills and experiences. 

These are FREE events that are BIPOC-led and for BIPOC participants only.

 

Zoom recordings available upon request. 

 

Allies feel free to donate to our organization to support these events.

 

If you have a suggestion for a Seat at the Table event, please email ASATT(at)climbersofcolor.org

Past Events 

The Future of BIPOC Storytelling Series:

Black Storytelling // Dec 6 2020

 

Exploring the future of Black women storytelling through photography, written stories, and film! The hope is to inspire, inform, and equip our community to tell our own stories in the way we see fit.

Guest Speakers:

Liz Ndindi (Climbing Life Kenya)

Chelsea Murphy (She Colors Nature)

Hosts: 

Chevon Powell (Refuge Outdoors)

Crystal Rose H.

The Future of BIPOC Storytelling Series:

Indigenous Storytelling // Dec 3 2020

Exploring the future of Indigenous storytelling through photography, written stories, and/or film! The hope is to inspire, inform, and equip our community to tell our own stories in the way we see fit.


Guest Speakers:

Dakota Camacho

Ecko Aleck (Sacred Matriarch Productions)

Hosts: 

Kunnaniq Aiken

Cassie Ayoungman

The Future of BIPOC Storytelling Series:

Film // Nov 26 2020

Exploring the future of BIPOC storytelling through film! The goal is to inspire, inform, and equip our community to tell our own stories in the way we see fit.


Guest Speakers:

Malik Martin

Hosts: 

Liz Sahagun

Mike Manuel

The Future of BIPOC Storytelling Series:

Written Stories // Nov 19 2020

Exploring the future of BIPOC storytelling through written stories! The hope is to inspire, inform, and equip our community to tell our own stories in the way we see fit.


Guest Speakers:

Amath Diouf ​

Devin Dabney

Hosts: 

Mike Manuel

Ada Yim

The Future of BIPOC Storytelling Series:

Photography // Nov 12 2020

Exploring the future of BIPOC storytelling through photography. The hope is to inspire, inform, and equip our community to tell our own stories in the way we see fit.


Guest Speakers:

Irene Yee (LadyLockOff)

Truc Allen

Hosts: 

Mike Manuel

Ada Yim

ROC DOC // July 17 2020

We will be featuring Andrew Chen, climber and owner of Seattle-based RocDoc Physical Therapy, who will be speaking about upper extremity injury prevention and targeted physical therapy for climbers!


Guest Speakers:

Andrew Chen (RocDoc Physical Therapy)

Hosts: 

Mariko Ching

BIPOC Pride // June 26 2020

We will be talking with Emily Taylor, founder of TayloredFit Solutions and creator of The Vision Project, Brown Girls Climbing Program and who has extensive experience and skill at training climbing athletes and creating inclusive outdoors programs. QTPOC only.


Guest Speakers:

Emily Taylor (TayloredFit Solutions)

Hosts: 

Aaron Oravillo

Mariko Ching

BIPOC Women Coaches and Climbers // June 19 2020

A panelist discussion with BIPOC climbers and coaches. This event was for BIPOC cis- and trans women, nonbinary individuals only.


Guest Speakers:

Marita Martina Gumbs​ (Fight 2B Fit DC)

Mercedes Pollmeier (Modus Athletica)

Sabrina Chapman

Hosts: 

Crystal Rose H.

Mariko Ching

Navigation with Nicco and Don // June 5 2020

Intro to Navigation with Don Nguyen and Nicco Minutoli. Don is a certified AMGA guide and Nicco works as an outdoor survival skills specialist.


Guest Speakers:

Don Nguyen (Climbers of Color)

Nicco Minutoli (Climbers of Color)

Adventures with Athletes // May 22 2020

Join us as we listen to athletes Fred Campbell, sponsored North Face climber, and Vasu Sojitra, sponsored North Face adaptive mountain athlete. 

Guest Speakers:

Fred Campbell

Vasu Sojitra 

Intro to Anchors for Climbing // May 8 2020

Learn or remind yourself about building sport anchors and trad anchors in this one hour quick lesson. 

Guest Speakers:

Crystal Rose H. (Climbers of Color)

Don Nguyen (Climbers of Color)

Home Hangboard Systems // April 24 2020

Chat with woodworker Keith Murakata and dedicated climber Teresa "Kunnaniq" Aiken to talk about crafting a training system. Share your system/workout/work space with us!

 

Guest Speakers:

Keith Murakata (Climbers of Color)

Kunnaniq Aiken

Cranes in the Sky // April 22 2020

Join your POC community for a bodyweight workout with a professional climb trainer: Mercedes Pollmeier.

 

Guest Speakers:

Mercedes Pollmeier (Modus Athletica)

Knots and Cams with Don // April 17 2020

Don Nguyen, one of our founders of Climbers of Color, works as a mountain guide in the outdoor industry. He is also one of the few POC in this role. Use this opportunity to learn or brush up on some skills!

Guest Speakers:

Don Nguyen (Climbers of Color)