J.E.D.I. TRAINING

One climber's journey to be the first Black Woman in Texas to bolt and climb a First Ascent.

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J.E.D.I. (justice, equality, diversity, inclusion) is a new buzz word amongst climbing communities. I've been invited to no fewer than a dozen conversations, zoom calls, and events focused on the topic. As a storyteller, I long for living examples and real people who show us a way forward. This film will be that story.

 

In Texas, public climbing areas are limited, and the majority of climbs have been developed by white men. Thanks to the work of the Access Fund, new areas are being opened for development. The question is, who will set these new routes? Who will mentor these new developers? What will be passed on or left behind?

This film will try to answer these questions. We have started production, and have completed about one quarter of the filming. There is so much more to this story that we need to film. We will then begin the task of editing dozens of hours of footage into one powerful story.

We've raised $15,000 so far thanks to many individuals and a few corporate sponsors.  If we are going to tell this story the way it deserves, now we need to raise $10,000 (even more than that if we want to take it to the next level) to make this dream into a reality (. If you want to see this film completed and see a living example of what it looks like to be J.E.D.I. please donate today. 

     -  Drew Hayes / Director

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Help us Finish

People like you have helped us raise $15,000 for this project, but now we need to raise the final $10,000.

This money will be used to pay crew, rent gear, hire editors, and distribute the film. If we can raise more, we'll use the funds to make the film even better and reach even more people. 

( A full break down of projected costs is available here ) 

Please donate now to help finish this inspiring story.

All Donations are tax deductible thanks to the Friends of Enchanted Rock. All donations will be processed by FoER and used for the production of this film.