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Rue Mapp

Award-Winning CEO & Founder of Outdoor Afro and Inspirational Speaker

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Rue Mapp Biography

Rue Mapp is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization with offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. Rue oversees a carefully selected and trained national volunteer leadership team of more than 100 men and women who represent 56 cities around the US, and shares opportunities to build a broader community and leadership in nature. Her important work has generated widespread national recognition and support.

Since Outdoor Afro’s inception in 2009 as a blog, Rue has captured the attention and support of millions through a multimedia approach that is grounded in personal connections and community organizing. From its grassroots beginning, Outdoor Afro now enjoys national sponsorship and is recognized by major organizations for its role in addressing the ongoing need for greater diversity in the outdoors.

In 2010, Mapp was invited to the Obama White House to participate in America’s Great Outdoors Conference, and subsequently to take part in a think-tank to inform the launch of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. She was appointed program officer for the Stewardship Council’s Foundation for Youth Investment to oversee its grant-making program from 2010-2012. Since that time, Mapp’s work and op-eds have been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Backpacker Magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, Ebony Magazine, Outside Magazine, Sunset Magazine, NPR, and many others.

She was named a National Geographic fellow for 2019. Today she is proud to serve on The Wilderness Society board. In 2014, Rue was appointed to the California State Parks Commission by the Governor, and currently serves as its chairperson In February 2020, Outdoor Afro was chosen, out of all the organizations in the Bay Area, to be highlighted and visited by Oprah on her 2020 Vision Tour. Her body of work will be highlighted in a forthcoming book that celebrates black joy in nature, by Chronicle Books, Fall 2022.

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    Booking fees for Rue Mapp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rue Mapp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rue Mapp for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rue Mapp for your next private or corporate function.
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Award-Winning CEO & Founder of Outdoor Afro and Inspirational Speaker

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Rue Mapp Biography

Rue Mapp is the Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, a national not-for-profit organization with offices in Oakland, CA, and Washington, D.C. Rue oversees a carefully selected and trained national volunteer leadership team of more than 100 men and women who represent 56 cities around the US, and shares opportunities to build a broader community and leadership in nature. Her important work has generated widespread national recognition and support.

Since Outdoor Afro’s inception in 2009 as a blog, Rue has captured the attention and support of millions through a multimedia approach that is grounded in personal connections and community organizing. From its grassroots beginning, Outdoor Afro now enjoys national sponsorship and is recognized by major organizations for its role in addressing the ongoing need for greater diversity in the outdoors.

In 2010, Mapp was invited to the Obama White House to participate in America’s Great Outdoors Conference, and subsequently to take part in a think-tank to inform the launch of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. She was appointed program officer for the Stewardship Council’s Foundation for Youth Investment to oversee its grant-making program from 2010-2012. Since that time, Mapp’s work and op-eds have been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Backpacker Magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, Ebony Magazine, Outside Magazine, Sunset Magazine, NPR, and many others.

She was named a National Geographic fellow for 2019. Today she is proud to serve on The Wilderness Society board. In 2014, Rue was appointed to the California State Parks Commission by the Governor, and currently serves as its chairperson In February 2020, Outdoor Afro was chosen, out of all the organizations in the Bay Area, to be highlighted and visited by Oprah on her 2020 Vision Tour. Her body of work will be highlighted in a forthcoming book that celebrates black joy in nature, by Chronicle Books, Fall 2022.

Rue Mapp Videos

  • Rue Mapp: What Gives Me Hope
    One million species are now on the verge of extinction – a looming environmental catastrophe that needs urgent action today. Rue Mapp discussed...
  • Mentors: Rue Mapp | The North Face
    Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, Rue Mapp talks about her journey to inspire African American connections and leadership in nature.
  • Rue Mapp | 2018 Geography of Hope
    Conference Speaker Rue Mapp speaks on the topic of "This I Believe: Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times" at the 2018 Geography of Hope...

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  • How to book Rue Mapp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rue Mapp for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rue Mapp, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rue Mapp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rue Mapp?

    Booking fees for Rue Mapp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rue Mapp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rue Mapp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rue Mapp for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rue Mapp for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rue Mapp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rue Mapp or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rue Mapp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rue Mapp for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rue Mapp generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Monica Garrison, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, Sheila Cummings, Maya Enista Smith and Evita Turquoise Robinson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rue Mapp for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rue Mapp Speaker Videos

  • Rue Mapp: What Gives Me Hope
    One million species are now on the verge of extinction – a looming environmental catastrophe that needs urgent action today. Rue Mapp discussed what is giving her hope in this era of rapid change.
    Mentors: Rue Mapp | The North Face
    Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, Rue Mapp talks about her journey to inspire African American connections and leadership in nature.
  • Rue Mapp | 2018 Geography of Hope
    Conference Speaker Rue Mapp speaks on the topic of "This I Believe: Finding Resilience in Nature in Perilous Times" at the 2018 Geography of Hope Conference.
    Creating a New Narrative of People and Nature | Rue Mapp
    In the wake of the national upheaval of Ferguson and other race-related incidents, Rue Mapp sought refuge in the wilderness and public lands.
  • Rue Mapp Speech | National Wildlife Foundation
    Here is Rue Mapp's acceptance speech from the National Wildlife Federation award gala in Washington DC, April 2014.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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