Virtual Event: Join Alison Mariella Désir and Denice Rochelle for a Watch Party of Alison’s new show Out & Back (Episode 10 “Rewriting the Narrative” featuring The Bronze Chapter) (Jan 26)

Jump in your jammies and bring your popcorn and questions cuz this watch party is virtual, baby! Join Alison and Denice for a fun Zoom watch party of the live premiere of KCTS-9 / Crosscut's Out & Back Episode 10 "Rewriting the Narrative" featuring The Bronze Chapter! NOTE: The Watch Party Zoom link will be provided at registration. SCHEDULE: We'll watch the 10-minute episode then pivot to Q&A with Denice Rochelle (Founder and Director of The Bronze Chapter) and Alison…

Grand Discovery: Ranger-Led Beginner-Friendly Snowshoe (February 11, 2023)

As part of our Winter Recreation Series, The Bronze Chapter joins the Forest Service for a BIPOC-centered Ranger-led Grand Discovery snowshoe at Snoqualmie Pass. We'll walk for 1.5 to 2 hours winding through rich old-growth forest for about 1 mile. Elevated on the snowpack, we'll experience the impressive middle-canopy of the trees. We'll have the opportunity to look for signs of wildlife, like Snowshoe Hare tracks in the snow and birds in tree dwellings. Each discovery tells a new story…

Avalanche Awareness Class (February 26, 2023)

As part of our Winter Recreation Series, The Bronze Chapter is partnering with Northwest Avalanche Center and BIPOC instructor Tammy VuPham to host this free in-person BIPOC-centered Avalanche Awareness Class on Sunday February 26 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at Seattle Audubon. This 90-minute introductory presentation is geared towards the curious and those beginning snow activities and anyone at any level interested in learning about avalanche safety in a welcoming, non-judgmental space. Learn the basic approach to managing risk as…

Camping Equipment Demystified (March 12, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter created this free meet-up for those new to camping and backpacking, experienced campers wanting to learn more about equipment, and those who don't feel comfortable asking questions in a Euro-centric environment. We'll be meeting in a classroom at REI's flagship store at 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, for a private Community hands-on opportunity to check out, compare, and ask questions about equipment. We'll display a variety of camping and backpacking equipment, and have tents set…

BIPOC-Centered Wilderness First Aid Certification class (March 18-19, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter is bringing back Medic SOLO's Dr. Eddie Hill to teach our BIPOC-centered WFA certification training. This class will be assisted by Black female WFA instructor-in-training Denice Rochelle. This 20-hour training is longer than standard WFA classes. You’ll have more real-life scenario practices and opportunities to learn what illness and injury look like on melanated skin in a welcoming, non-judgmental learning environment. You’ll be supported by a culturally-sensitive instructor and celebrated local Chef Wayne Johnson will prepare hearty…

Snowshoe Clinic: Discovering Avalanche Terrain – Shovels – Beacons – Probes (March 25, 2023)

As part of our Winter Recreation Series, The Bronze Chapter and Northwest Avalanche Center instructor Tammy VuPham will take you on a BIPOC-centered hands-on snowshoe at Snoqualmie Pass to discover and discuss snow, terrain, observation, mountain environment, what makes snow slide downwards, and how to identify risk and space places. You'll tap into your powers of observation and gain confidence in being able to identify and assess risk. Another extremely valuable part of this clinic is you'll be exposed to…

Urban Riding & Roadside Repair (May 30, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter & Bike Works have partnered to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bicycle maintenance+repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike!  Not a lecture about how to fix and maintain your bike. Not a demonstration on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. Not working on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride!  Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th - May 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If…

Front Derailleurs & Chains (May 23, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter & Bike Works have partnered to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bicycle maintenance+repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike!  Not a lecture about how to fix and maintain your bike. Not a demonstration on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. Not working on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride!  Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th - May 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If…

Rear Derailleurs (May 16, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter & Bike Works have partnered to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bicycle maintenance+repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike!  Not a lecture about how to fix and maintain your bike. Not a demonstration on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. Not working on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride!  Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th - May 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If…

Disc Brakes (May 9, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter & Bike Works have partnered to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bicycle maintenance+repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike!  Not a lecture about how to fix and maintain your bike. Not a demonstration on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. Not working on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride!  Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th - May 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If…

Rim Brakes (May 2, 2023) 

The Bronze Chapter & Bike Works have partnered to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bicycle maintenance+repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike!  Not a lecture about how to fix and maintain your bike. Not a demonstration on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. Not working on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride!  Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th - May 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If…

Fix a Flat (April 25, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter & Bike Works have partnered to create 6 customized BIPOC-centered adult bicycle maintenance+repair workshops for YOU and YOUR bike! Not a lecture about how to fix and maintain your bike. Not a demonstration on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. Not working on a shop bike that you can't translate to your bike. You will learn by working on the bike YOU ride! Workshops run Tuesday evenings April 25th - May 30th from…

Let’s talk Grizz: A presentation & discussion about grizzly bears in the North Cascades (November 2022)

The Bronze Chapter has partnered with National Parks Conservation Association and Seward Park Audubon Center to talk about the majestic Grizzly bear. Grizzly bears roamed Washington’s North Cascades for thousands of years, but now none remain. Come learn about the challenges facing the species and current efforts to bring the bears back to their wild mountain habitat. Together we’ll explore the history of the bears in the North Cascades, their role in the ecosystem, the relationship their conservation has with…

Annual Daroga State Park Community Campout (August 25-28, 2023)

Inspiration for The Bronze Chapter was born at this picturesque site hugging the Columbia River, that's why Daroga is our annual celebratory epic melanated Community campout. Braided Seeds has partnered with The Bronze Chapter to cover camp fees for youth, so kids 17 and under camp free. This welcoming and supportive Community campout is perfect for new and experienced campers. Whether you're camping alone, with friends, or with family we'll help facilitate connections and get to know each other. Our…