Webinar 2: Inclusive Language in the Outdoors - Online Classroom

Lecture: Inclusive Language in the Outdoors

Webinar 2: Inclusive Language in the Outdoors - Online Classroom

Webinar series on inclusive language with Bam Mendiola. Part two of a two-part series, however you can attend either parts if you are unable to participate in both. In this session, participants will learn about what to say (and not say) when you’re not sure.

  • Casual

6:30-8:30pm via Zoom Meeting

Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees on the day of the session.

Part 2: What to Say (and not say) when you’re Not Sure

Language is one of the primary ways in which we relate, connect, and engage with each other. In the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), language can also either be a weapon or a shield.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn new words, tools, and approaches that are rooted in inclusivity and anti-racism. It is also a space to un-learn common phrases, terms, and figures of speech that are unintentionally (but effectively) hurtful. This space was organized for people who are curious about how targeted communities experience language as they move through institutions like the Mountaineers. The lived experience of womxn, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA2+ community will be centered by the facilitation of this course.


This course will be delivered online as a series of Zoom meetings. You will need access to a computer with a speaker and camera, as well as high-speed internet. Each session will be a mix of presentation and conversation, and participants are expected to engage with the presenter and with one another via chat and audio. Information about how to log-on to the Zoom meeting will be sent a day or two before the session.


Inclusive Language in the Outdoors is a 2-part training—however you can attend either workshop if you are unable to participate in both. Each workshop will also include 1 voluntary breakout group. If you have any questions or requests, please contact the organizer directly.

Part 1: Inclusive Terms and Approaches (and how to use them)
Part 2: What to Say (and not say) when you’re Not Sure

  • Dates: January 26, 2022 & February 9, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Bam Mendiola (they/them) is an award-winning anti-racism facilitator who has facilitated hundreds of trainings and gone on dozens of Mountaineers trips. Their work is informed by their lived experience as a non-binary person of color and has been featured by NBC, REI Co-Op, and Mountainfilm Festival. Bam is the recipient of the Outdoor Industry Associations’ Together We Are A Force Award and lives on Duwamish land with their four-legged teacher, a ragdoll cat named Mitzi.

Lead image by Valerie Hawks  @ValHawks SmugmuG


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Computer or device (preferably with a speaker and camera), as well as high-speed internet.

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