Welcome back to The Skateroom’s Weekly Round-up – a place where we gather the past seven days of social impact, inclusivity and creativity in skateboarding for your personal inspiration. It’s our tribute to all the incredible work being done by social skate projects, diverse individuals, progressive communities and more. We hope it’ll be a source of inspiration for you, just as they are for us!
RAION x BYRRRH & SKATE ARE ROLLING!
SESSIONS FOR REFUGEE AND UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN BEGIN
In the summer of 2019, we decided to initiate a project to raise funds towards social skate projects for the local underprivileged youth of Brussels. Byrrrh & Skate and Raion came together to make this amazing project happen. But the pandemic put plans on hold. Three years later, the sessions have finally started. Read all about it.
SKATEISTAN SOUTH AFRICA X PAUL McCARTHY
PLANTING A ‘TREE’ FOR THE JOHANNESBURG’S SKATE SCHOOL
A few weeks ago we launched a new triptych with Los Angeles based iconoclast Paul McCarthy. The monumental inflatable ‘Tree’ is one of his most controversial art pieces yet, having been effectively ‘banished’ from Paris back in 2014. Now, reimagined across three limited skateboard editions, McCarthy’s “buttplug” is all about regrowth. Both for the work itself, and for the support it raises in sales, for the amazing Skateistan skate school in Johannesburg. Read the full story now.
WOMEN &/OR TRANS ADULT SKATE RETREAT
SKATE LIKE A GIRL AT YMCA SKATE CAMP
Located on a beautiful lake outside Sequoia National Park, The YMCA Skate Camp is a skateboarder’s paradise, offering skate programs and retreats for over 30 years. Making history this year, Skate Like a Girl is taking over and offering a 5 day/4 night skate retreat for Women and/or Trans skaters! If you’re over in the US and want to join this first-of-its-kind getaway, sign up now.
SKATEISTAN AT 7HILLS SKATEPARK
SESSIONS NOW RUNNING IN JORDAN
7Hills Skatepark have been running incredible skate programs from their unique location in Amman, Jordan for a few years now. Jordan has an immensely diverse population, with 57 nationalities represented, and is one of the world’s top 10 countries in terms of the number of refugees it hosts. Now, Skateistan is teaming up with 7Hills in order to run its internationally awarded programs to underserved boys and girls in Amman. Find out more