About Brown Girl Surf
Brown Girl Surf works to build a more diverse, environmentally reverent, and joyful women’s*, girl’s*, and gender expansive surf culture by increasing access to surfing, cultivating community, amplifying the voices of surfers of color, and taking care of the earth.
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Our values are expressed through our Brown Girl Surf Humanifesto…
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THESE VALUES ARE TAUGHT TO OUR PARTICIPANTS AND COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR BROWN GIRL SURF HUMANIFESTO SONG:
“We play, we are community,
We are people with the power to be who we wanna be
RESPECT and love to the land and sea,
We keep it fresh and express – with gratitude and peace.”
We play to be free, connected, and rejuvenated.
We are a community that takes care of each other by keeping each other safe, encouraging each other, and including everyone.
We are strong in our bodies and our minds, and invent ourselves in our own images.
We care for and respect the ocean and land. We show gratitude for the gifts of nature.
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We use art to celebrate ourselves and our community.
We practice gratitude to heal and find peace.
We have four strategies for executing our mission.
We amplify the voices of girls*, women*, and gender expansive surfers of color, both within our community, in the broader surf culture, and in the world at large.
We build a sense of community through our beach programs, our on-land events (screenings, outings, conservation actions) and through our mode of operating- which engages volunteers, families, and participants as key effectors of change.
Central to our holistic curriculum is cultivating a sense of intraconnectedness and care for the earth, both on an emotional level and through the actions we take to protect it. We conduct stewardship projects, nature education, and environmental actions both within our surf programs, and as stand-alone activities throughout the year.
We create access to surfing and to the ocean, by providing logistical, financial, and cultural support through our programs, outings, and conservation actions.
Our programs are meant to create a path towards surf culture creation that celebrates our diverse experiences as girls*, women* and gender expansive people of color – placing joy and environmental reverence at the center – so that more of us can engage in surfing and ocean connection, and all the benefits that entail. We do this by…