Welcome to the first in THE SKATEROOM’s weekly round-ups – a place where we gather the past seven days of social impact and inclusivity in skateboarding for your personal inspiration. This is the frontline, the ‘new wave’ – a term which pops up from time to time, denoting the non-traditional and progressive subcultural movement, spearheaded by nonprofits, diversity campaigns and all round beautiful people in the skate world.
With these weekly updates, we pay tribute to the solidarity of this movement. We want to show there’s strength in numbers, and hope that one way or another you’ll go into the weekend feeling motivated to make a little change in the world yourself.
FLYING THE FLAG FOR SOCIAL IMPACT
OUR FIRST COLLABORATION WITH JAMES ROSENQUIST IS LIVE
In our inaugural collaboration with pop-art artist James Rosenquist, we’ve launched a series of limited editions reimagining the iconic F-111 masterpiece. These editions contribute to THE SKATEROOM’s annual pledge of $100,000 towards Skateistan’s activities in Cambodia, South Africa and Afghanistan. Find out more here.
THE MAKING MOVES PODCAST
A NEW CONVERSATION: SOCIAL JUSTICE IN SKATEBOARDING
A brand new podcast, discussing social impact and inclusivity in skateboarding has just been born. Produced by The Center for Sport and Social Justice at Cal State East Bay and Skate Like a Girl’s Bay Area chapter, their episodes will dive into the future of social justice in sport, as well as mental health and gender equity issues. Listen for free.
ART & CONVERSATION (LIVE STREAM)
FREE MOVEMENT SKATEBOARDING X ELOISE DORR
To celebrate the release of the new Eloise Dörr x Free Movement Skateboarding T-shirt, our partner organization is launching a livestream event where co-founder Will Ascott and Eloise go head to head, making art and talking about the collaboration. Tune in tonight, by visiting their Instagram.
WOMEN SKATE THE WORLD LAUNCH CROWD FUNDER
GIRLS & QUEER SESSIONS AMSTERDAM & ROTTERDAM
Hailing from Amsterdam, NEW WAVE is a new series of open skate nights for those who idenitfiy as queer or womxn, of any level. Founded by Women Skate The World, these sessions take place in both Amsterdam & Rotterdam, and create space for the underrepresented and overlooked in skateboarding. Interested in joining the crew? Sign up here.
Social Cultural Space Sarajevo – 2021
HELP TRANSFORM AN EMPTY BUILDING
With just four days remaining, crowd funder to transform an empty building into a socio-cultural meeting place for young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina needs your support.
A SIMPLE PATH (FEAT. YANN HOROWITZ)
EPISODE 2 (JOHANNESBURG)
In this episode of ‘A Simple Path’, Yann Horowitz shines a light on the nonprofit organization Skateistan who has captivated audiences around the world empowering children through skateboarding and their creative education programs. This eye-opening episode is exclusive to The Berrics YouTube, but don’t wait to watch it: It’s only live for the next 48 hours!
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