NatGeo Explorer James Edward Mills Takes the Stage in a FREE Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) Special Event:  “Finding Joy & Justice in the Outdoors” 

 May 21, 2023, 3 – 5 PM

In-person and online event features author and National Geographic Explorer in conversation with José Gonzalez, founder of Latino Outdoors, and Kim Moore Bailey, CEO of Justice Outside

Palo Alto, Calif. – April 27, 2023 – On Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Latino Outdoors and Justice Outside will present “Finding Joy & Justice in the Outdoors,” a live conversation with author and National Geographic Explorer James Edward Mills. This event will also feature panelist and moderator, José González, founder of Latino Outdoors and co-founder of the Outdoorist Oath, and panelist Kim Moore Bailey, president and CEO of Justice Outside.

James Edward Mills

Mills is the author of The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors (originally published in 2014), named by Outside Magazine as one of the 10 “Outdoor Books that Shaped the Last Decade.”  González is a professional educator, who explores the intersection of the environment and culture. He is also an illustrator and science communicator. Bailey is a community organizer, strategist and thought leader on racial equity and inclusion in the outdoor and environmental fields.

“Finding Joy & Justice in the Outdoors” will take place in person at the Hillsdale Main Theatre (Hillsdale High School, 611 31st Ave, San Mateo). Advance free registration is required for access: open at 2:30 p.m., and masks are required for all guests for this indoor event.  

Advance registration is required for the in-person event: Registration is available anytime to watch the livestreamed event, as well as access recording through midnight, Sunday, June 4.

Mills is a freelance journalist and independent media producer, with a career that spans more than 20 years. He specializes in sharing stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and sustainable living practices.” He has worked in the outdoor industry since 1989 as a guide, outfitter, independent sales representative, writer and photographer.

At the event, Mills will also provide a preview of his upcoming project titled, The Black American Traveler’s Guide to Our National Parks, an illustrated tour through America’s historic sites and monuments, highlighting the role that people of color have always played in the shaping the United States.

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About the Peninsula Open Space Trust 

POST has been responsible for conserving open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. As a private nonprofit land trust, POST has been responsible for protecting more than 86,000 acres since its founding in 1977. POST works with private landowners and public agencies to connect people and nature. Visit for more information.

About Latino Outdoors

Latino Outdoors’ mission is to inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring their history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented. Visit for more information.

About Justice Outside

Justice Outside advances racial justice and equity in the outdoor and environmental movement. We shift resources to, build power with, and center the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color because the health of current and future generations demands it. Visit for more information.


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Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 87,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more

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