Hello! Welcome to the MeetUp page for the Western Mass (formerly Berkshire) Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club! We encourage all of our community members to engage in our activities, whether or not you are a member. Regardless of your age or experience in the outdoors, our vision is to offer a variety of activities that will educate, encourage, and make people feel welcome to our chapter in 2021. New this year is our DJEI committee who are looking at ways to connect to new communities that have been previously overlooked. Please contact us at WesternMassJDEI@gmail.com if you would like to join our Diversity Committee, or would like to share ideas.
Only a subset of the chapter's activities are posted on Meetup. To see the entire list of current activities and opportunities in our chapter, visit our new web page at: https://www.amc-wma.org/
Join the Western MA, Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (JDEI) Committee for an online conversation focused on listening, dialogue and greater understanding as we strive to make outdoor spaces safe and welcoming to All people. During our meeting we will review our current activities, identify strengths and shortcomings and plan new initiatives. Join us as we work fervently to determine and eradicate barriers that inhibit equitable participation, while helping us to create inclusive spaces for diverse people, meeting them where they are. Advanced registration is free and required.